today i learned – tues 26th june 2018

have you ever been at a party where the toast got completely out of hand? πŸ₯‚ you needed one of these 😏

#tdil that there used to be such a thing as a ‘toastmaster’ at parties 😎

apparently, toasting (alcohol … we aren’t talking bread based goodness πŸ™ˆ) got so popular during the 17th and 18th century that it would often get way out of hand! πŸ˜‚

“how out of hand? πŸ€”” i hear you cry! … let’s put it this way – the king of morocco once decided to toast by stabbing himself in the arm 😳 yeah, massively out of hand πŸ˜…

due to this fact, possibly the best job ever appeared – “toastmaster” 😳 (i like to think some were called ‘toastmaster general’ 😎)

their job was quite simply to attend parties and ensure that the toasts didn’t get too rowdy and that everyone got an equal number of opportunities to lead toasts 😜

by today’s standards, that sounds a bit silly doesn’t it? πŸ™ˆ back then, however, it was a legit required thing … as peeps would often end up toasting every person in the room and drinking a hella lot of alcohol 😏

these days, we only really do one or two πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ but then, we rarely need an excuse to drink in excess πŸΈπŸ˜…

interesting and amusing one that πŸ‘πŸ» i’d originally written a whole post about the origins of toasting and poison ☠️ … but it turned out that it was all lies πŸ™ƒ #darn

anyhew! that’s us done today 😁 i hope that you enjoyed!

peace 🍸 #tdil


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