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  • A round of toast = how many slices?
  • Premier Icon bikeneil
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    My wife asked me to make her a round of toast. I put two pieces of bread in. She then said she only asked for one piece i.e. a round. But I think a round is two.

    Who is right?

    Premier Icon thatscold
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    She is.

    Premier Icon llatsni
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    It doesn’t matter who’s right, she is.

    Premier Icon neilsonwheels
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    A round of toast = 2 slices.
    A piece of toast = 1 slice.

    However as a wife she is right.

    Premier Icon trout
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    Nom just decided I need a round of toast Nom

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    A sandwich is made with two rounds of bread. If she asked for one round of toast, that would be one slice.

    Premier Icon rogerthecat
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    Round of toast = 1 slice.

    Premier Icon Vern0n
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    2

    Premier Icon PiknMix
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    A round of toast is one slice.

    Premier Icon jamiep
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    2

    Premier Icon higthepig
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    Why is it a round when bread is generally square/rectangular?

    She is right btw.

    Premier Icon brant
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    It was on QI this… even Stephen Fry didn’t know.

    Premier Icon ernie_lynch
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    A round of toast is 2 pieces of toast from one slice. A slice cut in half in other words.

    Premier Icon granny_ring
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    1 slice or 2 halves 🙂

    Premier Icon keng38
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    So why is a round of beers more than one?

    Premier Icon trout
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    Bit more discussion here

    Premier Icon rogerthecat
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    It’s only one beer each though.
    Unless you buy multiples, if so where do you drink?

    Premier Icon Drac
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    So why is a round of beers more than one?

    Because they’re not toast.

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    Unless you’re making a toast with beer, then it gets very confusing

    Premier Icon BillMC
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    Two pieces of toast cut from one slice is Melba toast, names after the opera diva Dame Nellie Melba who requested this to help her keep her weight down. And she wasn’t Welsh she was Australian.

    Premier Icon sandwicheater
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    What did she want on her toast?

    Premier Icon BillMC
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    Vegemite?

    Premier Icon PrinceJohn
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    Why didn’t she ask for a slice?

    #firstworldproblems

    Premier Icon stuey
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    You did cut it in half the ‘right way’ didn’t you?

    Premier Icon lemonysam
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    My OH always wants a slice and a half and considers this as a round of toast.

    Premier Icon Drac
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    Two pieces of toast cut from one slice is Melba toast, names after the opera diva Dame Nellie Melba who requested this to help her keep her weight down. And she wasn’t Welsh she was Australian.

    Close but no cigar.

    Premier Icon RustySpanner
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    A round of toast is one slice.

    ernie_lynch – Member

    A round of toast is 2 pieces of toast from one slice. A slice cut in half in other words.

    It’s a different world south of Stockport, isn’t it?
    🙂

    Premier Icon wordnumb
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    A round of toast is a toaster-full, so it depends whether you’re running a 2, 4 or 8 slicer. For more info consult your butler.

    Premier Icon BlobOnAStick
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    Depends, are you in Wales?

    Premier Icon bigblackshed
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    A “round” of bread comes from the way bread was baked before industrial baking where tins were first used. Bread was shaped prior to baking into a mound type pile and then baked. It generally came out “round” or circular. So a round was a whole loaf.

    Also because bread was often placed directly on to hot coals the bottom would burn and become black. The top crust of the bread was then the most desirable and would be served to the higher ranking members of the tribe / clan / group / family. These were then given the nick name “the upper crust”.

    The Wife has just said a round IS 2 slices of toast or a 2 slice sandwich. I’m not arguing..

    Premier Icon samuri
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    definitely 1 round = 1 slice.

    But if I had any confusion about the matter I’d have asked the wife ‘how many slices do you want?’

    Premier Icon akak
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    A round is how many fit in the toaster. One slice is hardly worth the effort to make.

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Honestly she knew exactly how many slices she wanted and told you. It’s not her fault you didn’t listen 😉

    Premier Icon maycontainnuts
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    2 slices is a round

    Premier Icon konabunny
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    OP’s wife is right.

    Premier Icon nealglover
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    Also because bread was often placed directly on to hot coals the bottom would burn and become black. The top crust of the bread was then the most desirable and would be served to the higher ranking members of the tribe / clan / group / family. These were then given the nick name “the upper crust”.

    Which is a theory generally described as “Internet twaddle” 😉

    Premier Icon tinribz
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    Round = Two slices for a sandwich, one slice for toast or bread.

    Premier Icon Squidlord
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    So a round of sandwiches is one sandwich??

    Premier Icon tinribz
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    Yes, but no, here’s some pics to help you out.

    Premier Icon bigblackshed
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    nealglover – Member

    Which is a theory generally described as “Internet twaddle”

    Which was taught to me by my primary school teacher, so pre-dates the internet by quite some time. 😉

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