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how does the phrase "propose a toast" come?

 
 
Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 06:23 am
I want to know how "toast" had this meaning. My English teacher said there are several explaintions....
 
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BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 09:32 am
@leoma5678,
To propose a toast - This often used phrase comes from an 18th century punch bowl drink made with cider, cinnamon, cloves, and other spices and garnished with pieces of toast that would float on top.
BumbleBeeBoogie
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 09:44 am
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
http://itotd.com/articles/518/the-toast/
McTag
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 09:58 am
@BumbleBeeBoogie,

I didn't believe this, so I looked it up.

BBB is right, it comes apparently from the practice of putting pieces of toasted bread in wine.

Whaddaya know.
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 10:33 am
@McTag,
How could you not believe me, you doubter? I only speak the truth!

BBB 2 Cents
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Thomas
 
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Reply Wed 3 Sep, 2008 04:15 pm
Well, how do you reject the proposal for a toast? What good is a proposal that you can't reject?
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leoma5678
 
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Reply Thu 4 Sep, 2008 11:14 am
@BumbleBeeBoogie,
Thank you very much. It helps a lot.
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