More amazing things about toast and toasters

In a previous post, I wrote about how a visit to a cool cafe adorned with retro toasters inspired me to ponder the importance of toasters and toast.

black toast

B toast 2

B toast sign

I was amazed to find that the toaster has also been used as a percussion instrument – and there is even a song about TOAST s you can enjoy here:

There is even a town in North Carolina called Toast

Toast town

When I travelled to Singapore, I was surprised to find a food chain that specialises in…you guess it!  TOAST.

Plus their range of popular spreads for toasts.Coming from a “toast” culture like Australia – toast is commonplace for me – but I can understand to other cultures toast can seem an “exotic” treat.

Toast-Box singapore

I also pondered how different expressions have been inspired by toast:

Of course – there’s warm as toast 

I was familiar with expressions such as You’re Toast – as in you’re finished.

I didn’t know (until now)  extra slang meanings for  toast:

a toast is another name for a drunk

Also: That’s toast! – means that’s splendid or excellent.

For vintage Toaster fans there are calendars and even toaster art as you can enjoy with this link:

cal_toasters

http://www.toaster.org/toasterart/index.html

And here’s a link to the original toast post:

TOASTERS retro

https://sentimentalasanything.wordpress.com/2013/07/14/why-you-shouldnt-take-your-toaster-for-granted/

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