Stephen Colbert of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report discussed the “TomTato” (a hybrid tomato-potato plant) on the show of October 24, 2013. Colbert was against the “miscvegenation” or “misvegenation” (miscegenation + vegetation/vegetable).
“Misvegenation” was cited in print in 2009, but it referred to a commingling of vegetables, not a hybrid plant.
Miscegenation (/mɪˌsɛdʒɨˈneɪʃən/; from the Latin miscere “to mix” + genus “kind") is the mixing of different racial groups through marriage, cohabitation, sexual relations, and procreation.
The term miscegenation has been used since the 19th century to refer to interracial marriage and interracial sexual relations, and more generally to the process of racial admixture, which has taken place since ancient history.
Selkie (selkiechow) wrote,
Tonight: the greatest beans on earth, plus We Begin the Pot Pie
Also, the pot pie calls for three distinct vegetables to be cooked in three distinct saucepots… with the same seasonings and for the same amount of time. It’s cute how you have prep cooks and a dish guy, Chef Keller. I predict the mirepoix veg at our house will be commingling long before arriving in the pie crust. Sorry for the misvegenation.
8:45 PM - 24 Oct 13
Stephen Colbert Calls the TomTato the ‘Craziest F#?King Thing’ He’s Ever Heard
Friday, October 25, 2013, by Hillary Dixler
Here’s comedian Stephen Colbert doing a “Craziest F#?King Thing I’ve Ever Heard” segment about the latest in hybrid vegetables, the TomTato. A plant that grows both tomatoes and potatoes, the TomTato is “miscvegenation” Colbert says. He explains that this “vegetable centipede” exacerbates his distrust of vegetables ("you always see them growing but you never see them eat") and that it’s “Adam and Eve, not Adam and endive.” Go, watch:
Excellent: Stephen Colbert’s term for offending newly invented potato-tomato hybrid: misvegenation.
1:55 AM - 25 Oct 13
“This is misvegenation… It’s Adam and Eve, not Adam and Endive”—Stephen Colbert on a crazy new tomato-potato hybrid
8:37 PM - 25 Oct 13