Excerto de uma notícia (“Potato Farmers Loathe ‘Couch Potato’ Term“) da Associated Press lida no «Yahoo:
“LONDON – British potato farmers demonstrated outside Parliament on Monday to publicize their bid to remove the term “couch potato” from the Oxford English Dictionary, arguing that the description of slothful TV addicts harms the vegetable’s image.
The group of about 30 farmers carried signs that read “couch potato out” and “ban the term couch potato.” A similar rally took place in Oxford, central England.
The Oxford English Dictionary defines the term “couch potato” as “a person who spends leisure time passively or idly sitting around, especially watching television or video tapes.”
The British Potato Council says the phrase makes the vegetable seem unhealthy. It wants the expression stripped from the dictionary and replaced in everyday speech with the term “couch slouch.” (…)”