‘The triangle always tasted better than the rectangle’
A British nightclub tweeted a simple question about how to cut toast, and all the sweet souls who use Twitter have lost their minds arguing over the answer.
The whole debate started when Hallamnation, which hosts dance parties for college students, tweeted the question: “Which way would you prefer our staff to do you[r] toast at the end of a night?!” First of all, ordering toast after drinking and dancing all night is a tradition Americans need to borrow right away. Along with their controversial question, the group that hosts parties for students at Sheffield Hallam University in South Yorkshire, England also included a photo of toast cut three ways.
Which way would you prefer our staff to do you toast at the end of a night?! pic.twitter.com/QKLUb5uX5x
— hallamnation (@hallamnation) December 9, 2017
Obviously, toast #1 is the clear winner. But our editors (all U.S. based) had never seen anyone make toast #2. We’re serious. Never in our lives did we think people cut their toast this way. And toast #3 is just the normal, everyday way of cutting toast in the states. But we quickly learned that across the pond our neighbors fucking love toast #2. And they think we’re a bunch of monsters for even considering cutting our toast vertically down the middle of the slice of bread.
If it you're just eating the toast alone cut it any way you please. However if you're serving it as a side i.e. as part of a full English, if you have to cut it at all it damn well better be number 2!— Gazz Wall (@gazzwall) December 12, 2017
Never in my life seen toast cut like 3, outrageous https://t.co/IEyPjSF8dK— Tom Raketic (@TommyRaketic) December 12, 2017
If you cut your toast long ways throw your whole life in the bin you creature https://t.co/HbaBkvtxrD— Jack Mull (@J4CKMULL) December 11, 2017
Looking at the number 3 like...😬 pic.twitter.com/hnQMDBOWb6— Carly Marsh (@HopsonMarsh) December 11, 2017
You thought we were kidding. We weren’t. One guy was so upset at the thought of folks liking toast #3 that he kept tweeting about it.
Finally, some people like us jumped into the toast war and let everyone know that toast #2 isn’t cool. Much less common.
Raised on 3, discovered 1 in my youth and have dabbled with 2 but really don’t want to make it a habit https://t.co/ROI9MdrDcl— Lieutenant Eric (@Lieutenant_Eric) December 11, 2017
I've never cut my toast any other way but number 3? What's the big deal? 😂🤷🏼♀️ https://t.co/xfmrhD9xSz— PAPER 🖤💫† (@PaigeForExample) December 12, 2017
And finally, there were the folks like me who prefer toast #1 or no damn toast.
I still think if you cut your toast in triangles you get more toast 😂🤷🏻♀️ https://t.co/IiLYpm6wpV— Fee (@_aoifegriffin) December 11, 2017
She’s probably right.
1. My kids love toast and so do I. The say it tastes better.— Brien Ayers (@brienayers) December 12, 2017
Kids are never wrong.
While the toast debacle took over Twitter at least the reasoning behind it was for a good cause. A Hallamnation spokesperson told BuzzFeed the group serves toast at one of its popular annual events and the money raised go to The Children’s Hospital Charity.
“We have buckets from Sheffield’s Children’s Charity and ask for a voluntary donation in return for a slice of toast,” the spokesperson explained. “The night is popular with students and has run for over four years in Sheffield.”
Sadly, Hallamnation didn’t respond to our requests asking which way they like their toast sliced.