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The 44th US Vice President, Dan Quayle (J. Danforth Quayle) was famously unable to spell the word "potato" while appearing at a school spelling bee in 1992. Quayle relied on an erroneous flash card prepared by his staff, and prompted a confused sixth-grader to spell the word "potatoe." (In one interview afterward, the student referred to Quayle as "an idiot.")

Quayle was Vice President under the 41st President, George H.W. Bush, from January 20, 1989 to January 20, 1993. During the Bush and Quayle reelection campaign in 1992, the eventual winning vice presidential candidate, Al Gore, had made a similar gaffe by referring to a "leopard that had changed its stripes."

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