‘Tuba’ and ‘tuber’

Foodies, gardeners and musicians are probably well aware of the difference between a tuba and a tuber.

PotatoesTuba

  • a large, low-pitched brass musical instrument with valves and a broad bell (that typically faces upwards)

Tuber

  • a fleshy, thickened underground root or stem of a plant
  • a rounded swelling or protuberance

Accidentally writing about someone ‘playing a tuber’ would be unfortunate. My suggestion is to try to remember that a tuber grows underground.

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