Little Boy Just Can’t Say “Tomato” – His Mispronunciation Has Mom & Dad In Stitches!

We’ve all been there at one point or another – we might say “sympathy” (feeling sorry for someone else’s pain) when what we really mean is “empathy” (putting ourselves in their shoes), say something’s “ironic” (the opposite of what was intended) instead of just plain old funny, or continue our lifelong mispronunciation of the word “forte” (just say “fort”).

So show a little empathy for this cute little boy, who cannot for the life of him say the word “tomato,” even under Dad’s patient guidance. Or maybe it’s just early-onset contrariness.

“What’s this one?” Dad asks, holding up a bright red tomato.


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“A potato!” the boy cries triumphantly.

“No, it’s TOE-may-toe.”

“Ta – puh-TAY-toe!”

“No. Say ‘tah’ …”


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“Tah.”

“May.”

“May.”

“Toe.”

“Toe.”

“Tomato!”


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“POTATOOOOOOOOOOO!”

After a bit more back and forth, Mom decides to give it a try, but to no avail. Whether the boy truly can’t grasp the concept of “tomato” or he’s just putting on a show to see Mom and Dad’s reactions — you can’t help but laugh at the exchange!

Watch this lesson in enunciation go hopelessly awry in the video below, and share to spread some smiles!

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