Speed Bump by Dave Coverly

Speed Bump

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  1. Prof d'anglais

    Prof d'anglais said, over 1 year ago

    Yet again, I’ve had to go to Wikipedia to translate from American into English, but I’m still none the wiser. It only tells me that Melba toast is “twice-baked bread”. What has that to do with a big toaster and a small toaster?

  2. blunebottle

    blunebottle said, over 1 year ago

    You got me……I didn’t get it, either.

  3. SusanSunshine

    SusanSunshine GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Melba toast has been around for over 100 years.


    It was invented at the Hotel Savoy in LONDON (which is in England,
    I believe)
    by Auguste Escoffier, who was French,
    in honor of Dame Nellie Melba, who was Australian.


    Hardly some newfangled American thing.

  4. Pacopuddy

    Pacopuddy said, over 1 year ago

    You can buy packs of ready-made melba toast here in the UK. The slices are about two inches square. (They are very nice and crispy)

  5. Ryan (Say what now‽)

    Ryan (Say what now‽) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I used to eat Melba toast with a big dab of butter and a slice of chedder cheese.

  6. Nachikethass

    Nachikethass said, over 1 year ago

    Looks like rusk to me…

  7. Mark

    Mark said, over 1 year ago

    @Pacopuddy

    You can buy them here in the U.S. as well, but it’s one of those things you don’t see unless you’re looking for it. I was surprised I haven’t seen this gag before as it seems pretty obvious, but with the reaction it’s getting, I guess I understand.

  8. TheWildSow

    TheWildSow said, over 1 year ago

    Now isn’t that just peachy?!

  9. dbethke_1959

    dbethke_1959 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The only place I’ve ever seen Melba Toast is in a bread basket along with crackers and bread sticks in my favorite restaurant.

  10. rmacprivate

    rmacprivate said, over 1 year ago

    @Prof d'anglais

    It doesn’t translate the other way, any better. That loaf of bread I bought in Scotland, called a Crusty Bloomer……..

  11. Manhunter808

    Manhunter808 said, over 1 year ago

    Yikes! “Crusty Bloomer” sounds like a bad case of acne.

  12. sphinx wormwood

    sphinx wormwood said, over 1 year ago

    Just use the toaster oven.

  13. Digital Frog

    Digital Frog GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Manhunter808

    I hear “crusty bloomer” and I think you need to wash your underwear more often.

  14. Arianne

    Arianne said, over 1 year ago

    Such a brave little toaster!

    And, very nice renderings, too.

  15. Whimsical Cats

    Whimsical Cats said, over 1 year ago

    I still have one just like this — cloth cord & all — a genuine antique.

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