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alexz commented on the word pair of toast
I believe that 'pair of toast' is a French Canadianism.
It typically goes "Two eggs side by each and a pair of toast"
1980 citation: "I can't have breakfast without a pair of toast" Wild to Mild - Réjean Ducharme
1990 citation King of the Mountain - Don Metz - 1990 - Snippet view - More editions
"Two eggs side by each, and a double pair of toast!" he joked in his imitation French patois.
also the name of a 2007 book http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/two-eggs-side-by-each-marcie-shlesinger-beyatte/1113548126
http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/music/Bowser+Blue+turn+their+attention+allophones/8528563/story.html “Two eggs, side by each, facing the sun, two lines of bacon, parallel, and a pair of toast,” Bowser rattled off. “I also heard the last bit, which goes, ‘For my coffee, I’ll have a Pepsi.’ ”
found a bajillion citations at by googling "two eggs" "side by each" "pair of toast"
June 25, 2013
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