One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A potato.‘a hot plate of tatties 'n' mince’
- ‘Most nights, it was meat with tatties and another veg.’
- ‘Meals such as mince and tatties (ground beef and boiled or mashed potatoes) and homemade curries are common, along with take-out options.’
- ‘When I was three, in 1967, I favoured mince and tatties, cheesy potatoes and chicken soup with rice.’
- ‘Are you looking forward to eating some haggis, neaps and tatties (haggis, turnip and potatoes)?’
- ‘The hidden irony is that fondue is as integral to Swiss cuisine as, say, mince and tatties are to ours.’
Late 18th century: alteration.
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