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  • Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Word Origins 56. The word origin today is

  • French toast. Okay. Let's look at the note here. There were different versions of

  • French toast dating back to the 5th century. There was

  • a version of French toast that was made in France during the 17th century called

  • pain perdu which in French basically means lost bread. All right. So why do they call it

  • lost bread ? Because it was stale. It would have been wasted anyway. This was because

  • it was mostly made from stale bread and dipping it in milk egg and cinnamon was

  • a way of masking the stale taste. So if they didn't do that, they probably would

  • how to throw the bread away, and it would have been lost or wasted bread. But they

  • were able to figure out a way to save the bread and still make it kind of

  • tasty by baking ... by turning it into what you know, is today French toast or pretty

  • close to French toast. Because of course there were a lot of versions over the

  • years. Let's continue. Pain Perdu is what the French in France today referred to

  • as French toast too. Okay, So let's continue. However the origin of the name is not

  • connected to this or to France, to its culture, to its cuisine... Yeah. Basically at

  • least not in English anyway. According to legend, the man who created the modern

  • day version of French toast was an innkeeper from Albany, New York. His name

  • was Joseph French. Thus the word French in French toast

  • refers to his last name, his family name. He created the dish in 1724 and started

  • to advertise it as French toast. Now there are some people who say that his

  • grammar was poor. That he should have said French's toast you know for his

  • last name. And he just called it French toast. But either way. That's the way he

  • referred to it and the name has stuck ever since.

  • So that's what that's where the origin of the name in English comes from . Anyway,

  • French toast it was from this innkeeper in 1724. But there were versions of

  • French toast long before that. Okay. Anyway I hope you

  • got it. I hope it was clear. I hope it was informative.

  • Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.

Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Word Origins 56. The word origin today is

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B1 INT US french toast toast french bread stale france

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