1645: "Toasts"

This forum is for the individual discussion thread that goes with each new comic.

Moderators: Moderators General, Prelates, Magistrates

rmsgrey
Posts: 3147
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:35 pm UTC

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby rmsgrey » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:06 pm UTC

operagost wrote:What the heck is orange squash?


Squash is a concentrated drink - orange squash is made (at least partly) from oranges - diluted with water, it's a staple drink for children here in the UK - and the commonest alternative to tea or coffee at social events (except possibly plain water)

User avatar
Soupspoon
You have done something you shouldn't. Or are about to.
Posts: 2655
Joined: Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:00 pm UTC
Location: 53-1

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby Soupspoon » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:48 pm UTC

(Ah, new-page ninja! Nevermind!)

operagost wrote:What the heck is orange squash?

Wiki page on it.

Because there's a wide range of social variations, listed in that page, I'll just summarise that, for me (from a childhood based in '70s Britain), it's basically a fancy name for your bog-standard orange(-flavoured?) 'cordial' (usually the cheap stuff), as diluted according to the sensibility of the parent(s) who are serving it.

They might well be hosting their kid's birthday party, and the choices would be to make it richer (for perceived luxury, trying and failing to emulate orange juice) or more watery (to prevent making the group of small children go too 'hyper'). There's a fine balance, given the 'yuck' factor and the disappointment of any kid encountering anything either too unexpectedly watery or too unexpectedly concentrated.

User avatar
MonkeyBoy
Posts: 57
Joined: Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:28 am UTC

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby MonkeyBoy » Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:15 am UTC

[Better said by a female...]

My tinderbox for my moist, heat-seeking friends, and... well, you get the idea.

TrueNarnian
Posts: 48
Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:49 pm UTC

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby TrueNarnian » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:07 am UTC

Kinda disappointed Black Hat didn't make a toast.

User avatar
Pfhorrest
Posts: 4111
Joined: Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:11 am UTC
Contact:

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby Pfhorrest » Sat Feb 20, 2016 3:20 am UTC

I checked wikipedia amd still couldn't get clear, so I'll ask here: what's the difference between squash and punch or just plain fruit juice from concentrate?
Forrest Cameranesi, Geek of All Trades
"I am Sam. Sam I am. I do not like trolls, flames, or spam."
The Codex Quaerendae (my philosophy) - The Chronicles of Quelouva (my fiction)

RogueCynic
Posts: 366
Joined: Sun Nov 22, 2009 10:23 pm UTC

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby RogueCynic » Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:11 am UTC

TrueNarnian wrote:Kinda disappointed Black Hat didn't make a toast.


Have we seen him since he sent the self driving car to Canada?
I am Lord Titanius Englesmith, Fancyman of Cornwood.
See 1 Kings 7:23 for pi.
If you put a prune in a juicer, what would you get?

hetas
Posts: 49
Joined: Fri May 13, 2011 5:17 am UTC

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby hetas » Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:49 am UTC

I'm no good at this game but a friend of mine had this one

Broadcast for my real friends, and real broad for my cast friends.

Mikeski
Posts: 887
Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:24 am UTC
Location: Minnesota, USA

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby Mikeski » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:46 am UTC

Stepsisters[1] for my real friends, and real sisters[2][3] for my step-friends[4]!

[1] - I don't have any of these.
[2] - following the "once you've known a man for 24 hours, his sister is off-limits forever" rule.
[3] - I don't have any of these, either.
[4] - Why don't we use this term for "a friend of my friend"? Your-father's-wife-who's-not-your-mother:stepmother::your-friend's-friend-who's-not-your-friend:step-friend.

LockeZ
Posts: 51
Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:30 am UTC

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby LockeZ » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:54 am UTC

Tor clients for my real friends, and realtors for my client friends!

Iowa state for my real friends, and real estate for what I owe my friends!

User avatar
Copper Bezel
Posts: 2416
Joined: Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:35 am UTC
Location: Web exclusive!

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby Copper Bezel » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:06 am UTC

Soupspoon wrote:
Quizatzhaderac wrote:Our perceptions add an imaginary component to our real friends, making the relationship complex.

Even my real real friends are pretty much all irrational.

I'm stealing both of these. Many thanks. You will not be credited by name.
So much depends upon a red wheel barrow (>= XXII) but it is not going to be installed.

she / her / her

KarenRei
Posts: 271
Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:48 pm UTC

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby KarenRei » Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:33 am UTC

Image

Eutychus
Posts: 432
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:01 am UTC
Location: France

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby Eutychus » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:32 am UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:I checked wikipedia amd still couldn't get clear, so I'll ask here: what's the difference between squash and punch or just plain fruit juice from concentrate?
The Atlantic, mostly, I think.

In northern parts of the UK one could also use the term "cordial". I'm sure someone could come up with a suitable toast to do with the other meaning of cordial and friendships; my brain just doesn't work that way.
Be very careful about rectilinear assumptions. Raptors could be hiding there - ucim

User avatar
Soupspoon
You have done something you shouldn't. Or are about to.
Posts: 2655
Joined: Thu Jan 28, 2016 7:00 pm UTC
Location: 53-1

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby Soupspoon » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:34 am UTC

Ha! Ninjaed again!

Pfhorrest wrote:I checked wikipedia amd still couldn't get clear, so I'll ask here: what's the difference between squash and punch or just plain fruit juice from concentrate?

Long, but for me (still with the UK and '70s POV as a basis) it's as follows:
Spoiler:
'Squash' (which implies squeezed juice, but never tastes like it) is the fancy name for 'cordial' (which is not 'cordial' as I understand is described in the sense of a cocktail mixer-flavouring. It's (traditionally, perhaps less so now) something chemically coloured and flavoured to be (in the case of orange cordial/squash) as orange in colour as it can be and as orange-like in flavour as it can be (as in, as much 'orange-like' flavour, rather than as like actual-orange flavour), not a syrup and usually close to water in texture (although quickly capable of making your hands sticky, should the undiluted cordial get on your hands).

(Regular blackcurrant cordial is very dark purple and as 'watery', but still needs watering down. There were particular brands of blackcurrant cordial, though, that were perceptively more viscous and tending towards being syrup-like, and they were the good stuff. Never having had freshly-squeezed blackcurrants, I can't say for sure what they were both attempting to taste like, but the latter type 'tasted more real'. Meanwhile lemon squash was 'chemical pale-yellow', by tradition, etc. And this was in the days before artificial additives ('E numbers', not that all E-numbers are artificial) were considered unwelcome, and also there was no "no added sugar" advertisement, because that wasn't the extremely attractive selling point that it is now... But ironically they now probably use 'artificial sweetners' more, to achieve that.)

'Punch' is a (casually, perhaps slapdash) mixed drink, possibly alcoholic. Possibly with real fruit pieces in it. (Whether or not cored-and-quartered apple slices sitting in a liquid that is a mix of fruit-juices ever infuses that liquid... perhaps the liquid infuses the apple slices? Either way, it seems like gilding the lilly...) For children, however, a punch would likely be a mix of whatever kid-friendly drinks there are, e.g. the contents of boxed orange juice (likely 'from concentrate') bulked out with whatever diluted cordials (including orange!) are also at hand. It might still have bits of fruit in it. Apples, probably. Oranges, maybe. Fancy versions will end up with pineapple. Pear was rare, but not unseen. The flavour of a kids' punch would not necessarily be better than a single-flavour drink, but would be novel enough (in the days before "apple and blackcurrant" became fashionable variations of cordial) that not too much of it would end up being poured away. (Besides, it follows the general rule of the buffet table - If there isn't too much, there isn't enough!)

'Just plain fruit juice' is (or pretends to be, probably having been concentrated at the point of origin and then de-concentrated again with local water for boxing 'as fresh') squeezed juice. It tasted different - and more genuine - than cordials (self-made-from-concentrate), etc. It would never have had bits of fruit pulp in it, to proclaim it as 'genuine', but be a perfectly homogenised (and probably pasteurised) filtered liquid, thicker than a normal cordial but thinner than the 'best' blackcurrant cordials, prior to their dilution-to-taste.


In the modern day, I rarely encounter the term 'squash' (I'd probably associate it more with the specific vegetable/fruit/whatever-it-is group that gets mentioned, like pumpkins, in imported US TV/film), and don't have any 'fruit concentrate cordial' in the house to check the current terminology on the labels. But these days it's all about the "with no added sugar". 'Punch', likewise, is a term I never really encounter (perhaps something I'd expect to see served in a party on some US programme involving teenagers, e.g. Buffy or The O.C.), not attending enough wedding receptions and other 'dos' to know if they feature much, these days, and in isolation I'd probably associate the basic term more with the basic concept of the fist-attack. I also don't have any boxed fruit juices (from, or explicitly not from, concentrate) in my house, right now, either, but I do buy them and they've become 'even realer', somehow. And often I get a choice of various blended fruits (kiwi and mango, orange and cranberry, etc). That's even before I get the opportunity to choose 'with pulp' versions. But the first 'with floating bits in' trend I recall was bottled 'pre-diluted-from-concentrate' still cordial-like drinks such as Orangina, where you were encouraged to shake the bottle before opening (or, you learnt to do if you forgot, swirl the open bottle around to set up a vortex) to lift up into suspension the shavings of 'real orange' that were the selling point. I don't know if Orangina still exists, though.

Eutychus
Posts: 432
Joined: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:01 am UTC
Location: France

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby Eutychus » Sat Feb 20, 2016 11:53 am UTC

Soupspoon wrote:I don't know if Orangina still exists, though.
It certainly does here in France.

The wedding was indeed in the late 1960s or early 1970s. I was proffered the decidedly non-alcoholic orange squash (as opposed to my expected piece of toast) no doubt in view of my tender years, as a champagne substitute.
Be very careful about rectilinear assumptions. Raptors could be hiding there - ucim

User avatar
Bloopy
Posts: 178
Joined: Wed May 04, 2011 9:16 am UTC
Location: New Zealand

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby Bloopy » Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:06 pm UTC

Benadryl for my friends with coughing fits and a rough drilling for my friends with benefits!

gcgcgcgc
Posts: 27
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:18 pm UTC

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby gcgcgcgc » Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:24 pm UTC

Cotton buds for my real friends, cotton reels for my buddy-friends?
Geisha for my she-friends, shisha for my gay friends?
...nah

scharb
Posts: 27
Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:09 pm UTC

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby scharb » Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:51 pm UTC

You can wait here in the sitting room, or you can sit here in the waiting room!

Root beer for my real friends and real beer for my root friends!

rmsgrey
Posts: 3147
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:35 pm UTC

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby rmsgrey » Sat Feb 20, 2016 5:40 pm UTC

SUDO for my UNIX friends and eunuchs for my pseudo-friends?

humanalien
Posts: 26
Joined: Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:11 pm UTC
Location: Minnesota
Contact:

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby humanalien » Sat Feb 20, 2016 6:36 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:
Reecer6 wrote:Def Leppard for my real friends, and real leopards for my Deaf friends.

...Wait! No! Leopards, not like that! Oh god!

They never heard it coming...


Don't worry, it turns out they got keyboards instead.


LOL. "Instead of leopard, box contained keyboard. Would not buy again."
Image

I discovered a distance between two points that's shorter than a straight line! It's called a straight line segment.

http://www.abbyandnorma.com
http://www.erikahammerschmidt.com

User avatar
Eternal Density
Posts: 5498
Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:37 am UTC
Contact:

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby Eternal Density » Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:52 pm UTC

Firefly coats for my brown friends, and brown coats for my Firefly friends!
Play the game of Time! castle.chirpingmustard.com Hotdog Vending Supplier But what is this?
In the Marvel vs. DC film-making war, we're all winners.

CharlieP
Posts: 397
Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:22 am UTC
Location: Nottingham, UK

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby CharlieP » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:42 am UTC

Fay Coyle for my real friends, and real oil for my fake friends!
This is my signature. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

CharlieP
Posts: 397
Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:22 am UTC
Location: Nottingham, UK

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby CharlieP » Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:49 am UTC

Feu rouge for my real friends, and real rouge for my faux friends!
This is my signature. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

Celeste
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:39 pm UTC

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby Celeste » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:43 pm UTC

Species for my real friends and real ease for my spec friends.

Foreign keys for my real friends and real keys for my foreign friends.

Bandaids for my real friends and real AIDS for my band friends!

CharlieP
Posts: 397
Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:22 am UTC
Location: Nottingham, UK

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby CharlieP » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:17 pm UTC

Geriatrics for my real friends, and real hat tricks for my Jerry friends!
This is my signature. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

scharb
Posts: 27
Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2009 4:09 pm UTC

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby scharb » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:43 pm UTC

Blueberries for my pinko friends, and Pinkberry for my blue friends!

Transistors for my cis friends, and cis sisters for my Trans friends!

Punch for my whiny friends, wine for my punchy friends!

Soul-mates for my Czech friends, checkmates for my Seoul friends!

Vanzetti
Posts: 64
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:31 pm UTC

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby Vanzetti » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:28 pm UTC

Wider shins for my deasil friends and diesel for my widdershins friends.

User avatar
da Doctah
Posts: 827
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:27 am UTC

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby da Doctah » Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:49 pm UTC

氏파크の公園, or Cohen's Park.

User avatar
StormAngel
Posts: 275
Joined: Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:09 am UTC
Location: Verified
Contact:

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby StormAngel » Tue Feb 23, 2016 5:35 am UTC

Crazy Straws for my real friends, and real straws for my crazy friends!

1095-1645 Crazy Toast.png
AKA 'Real Straws.png'
1095-1645 Crazy Toast.png (17.95 KiB) Viewed 4319 times

ETA:
Shamrocks for my real friends, and real rocks for my sham friends!
Jellybeans for my real friends, and real beans for my jelly friends!
Burnt toast for my real friends, and real toast for my burned friends?


I like toast.
Oelpr Jnhar, Knight of the Chronological Order
Purveyor of Pepsi, the One True Beverage
"HELLO. MY NAME IS STORMANGEL. YOU OTCOLORED MY NOPICES. PREPARE TO GO CAVE."
yappobiscuits wrote:"I wanna be redundant too! Lemme be redundant! C'monnn!"

My OTTifications on Imgur
Spoiler:
Ch*rp

Image

User avatar
orthogon
Posts: 2766
Joined: Thu May 17, 2012 7:52 am UTC
Location: The Airy 1830 ellipsoid

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby orthogon » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:31 am UTC

da Doctah wrote:氏파크の公園, or Cohen's Park.

That's rather clever. Interestingly, Park can be a family name in the English-speaking world, too: one of my childhood friends was a Park and one was a Parkes.
xtifr wrote:... and orthogon merely sounds undecided.

User avatar
The Moomin
Posts: 339
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:59 am UTC
Location: Yorkshire

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby The Moomin » Tue Feb 23, 2016 2:44 pm UTC

A toast to national toast day.
I possibly don't pay enough attention to what's going on.
I help make architect's dreams flesh.

User avatar
StormAngel
Posts: 275
Joined: Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:09 am UTC
Location: Verified
Contact:

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby StormAngel » Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:05 am UTC

Car's Gone for my real friends, Real Gone for my Cars friends!
Oelpr Jnhar, Knight of the Chronological Order
Purveyor of Pepsi, the One True Beverage
"HELLO. MY NAME IS STORMANGEL. YOU OTCOLORED MY NOPICES. PREPARE TO GO CAVE."
yappobiscuits wrote:"I wanna be redundant too! Lemme be redundant! C'monnn!"

My OTTifications on Imgur
Spoiler:
Ch*rp

Image

iabervon
Posts: 54
Joined: Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:25 am UTC

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby iabervon » Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:58 am UTC

Falstaff for my real friends, and a real staff for my false friends.
Cattails for my real friends, and real tails for my friend Catherine friends.
Consignment for my real friends, and realignment for my con friends.
UMass for my real friends, and real ass for my UM... friends.

(or, Queen Dido's version, "Umpires for my real friends...")

User avatar
Eshru
Posts: 139
Joined: Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:51 am UTC

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby Eshru » Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:41 am UTC

HES wrote:Assuming the first panel is a common toast, I've never come across it. I clearly need to attend more weddings.

My first (and no longer only) encounter with the toast in question was the movie "Boiler Room" which I suggest to just about anyone as a good movie to watch.

Edit: Maybe it was 25th hour?

User avatar
Eternal Density
Posts: 5498
Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2008 12:37 am UTC
Contact:

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby Eternal Density » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:23 am UTC

Plasticine for my real friends, and a real scene for my plastic friends.
Play the game of Time! castle.chirpingmustard.com Hotdog Vending Supplier But what is this?
In the Marvel vs. DC film-making war, we're all winners.

User avatar
da Doctah
Posts: 827
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:27 am UTC

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby da Doctah » Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:59 am UTC

I've been wondering for years whether Little Richard and Rich Little have to meet up periodically to exchange misdelivered fan mail.

User avatar
Jackpot777
Posts: 328
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2011 1:19 pm UTC

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby Jackpot777 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 6:19 pm UTC



An American conservative link and a My Little Pony avatar? It could be worse, at least you're not fapping to anime.

...are you? Actually, don't answer that. We either don't want to know or won't believe the answer one way or the other.

Vanzetti
Posts: 64
Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:31 pm UTC

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby Vanzetti » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:55 am UTC

No rest for my wicked friends, and no wick for my rested friends.

User avatar
Neil_Boekend
Posts: 3220
Joined: Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:35 am UTC
Location: Yes.

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:01 pm UTC

Spoilered for being totally unacceptable for some.
Spoiler:
Hot sauce for my man friends and man sauce for my hot friends.
Mikeski wrote:A "What If" update is never late. Nor is it early. It is posted precisely when it should be.

patzer's signature wrote:
flicky1991 wrote:I'm being quoted too much!

he/him/his

User avatar
Sprocket
Seymour
Posts: 5940
Joined: Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:04 pm UTC
Location: impaled on Beck's boney hips.
Contact:

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby Sprocket » Thu Mar 17, 2016 6:17 am UTC

Clean up on isle 7, 7-Up on Clean isle.

Happy Anniversary to my married friends, Merry Adversity to my happy friends.

X-Men for my real friends, real men for my X-friends.

Mad money for my poor friends, Mad poor for my money friends.
"She’s a free spirit, a wind-rider, she’s at one with nature, and walks with the kodama eidolons”
Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Zohar wrote: Down with the hipster binary! It's a SPECTRUM!

User avatar
stopmadnessnow
Posts: 84
Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2016 10:58 pm UTC
Location: Somewhere in that country with Big Ben in it.

Re: 1645: "Toasts"

Postby stopmadnessnow » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:53 pm UTC

Fair weather for my ill weathered friends and ill weather for my fair weathered friends!
For comic writing or short story writing post-haste, contact the off-the peg joke chap. He has the nous.
http://plwimsett.simplesite.com/ for my site.
https://www.upwork.com/freelancers/~01110048bacb43eae6 to hire me at Upwork.


Return to “Individual XKCD Comic Threads”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: AluisioASG, PinkShinyRose and 103 guests