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#41 Rhea


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Posted 13 March 2003 - 02:07 AM

MuseZack, on Mar 12 2003, 02:42 PM, said:

The confusion comes about because the owner of the tavern at which  the dish was invented had a very poor knowledge of grammar. When Joseph French  decided to name the dish after himself he should have written his invention as  "French's toast" (that is to say, the toast of French). Because he did not know  how to use the possessive apostrophe, however, the dish appeared on his menu simply  as "French toast". In short, the dish has nothing whatever to do with French culinary  history but in the two hundred and seventy years that have intervened, no one  has taken the time to correct the grammatical error."

Poor grammar. How perfectly delightful!  :lol:  :lol:
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#42 Shaun

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Posted 13 March 2003 - 02:14 AM

How freakin' pathetic can you get. There are times when I really do think the US needs a good swift kick up its collective backside and some judicious banging of a few heads together wouldn't go amiss either.

Anyway, they're called chips (despite being increasingly greeted with the aggravating 'Do you want fries with that?' in an increasing number of UK food shops).
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Posted 13 March 2003 - 06:22 AM

Shaun, on Mar 12 2003, 11:11 PM, said:

Anyway, they're called chips (despite being increasingly greeted with the aggravating 'Do you want fries with that?' in an increasing number of UK food shops).
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Posted 13 March 2003 - 06:25 AM

Interesting!  Thanks for sharing that, Zack.  I didn't know the history of French toast, although I used to eat it a lot.  I thought it actually had something to do with France. :)
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