After very nearly taking out a sparrow on our way home last night, I said, “That bird was almost toast!”
“Oh, I get it. Because the window is so warm today,” said my new front-seat passenger, who is learning all she can on driving from her new vantage point.
Not exactly. So I set out explaining what “toast” can mean. The first thing that came out was “creamed”. Really? Are you serious? How many food references can one language take? And why on earth do I, in trying to explain one weird English word use, do I throw another one out there so that now I need to explain two?
I challenge you. Talk only in concrete verbs for a day. No weird English add-ons. It’s really, really hard.
be toast get creamed.