Who knew bread could be so controversial? Things started innocently enough but quickly spiraled — to the darkest setting on the toaster.
British actor Stephen Mangan took a brief moment out of his busy day to humblebrag about his willingness to take the heel of a loaf of bread. No big deal, right? Wrong!
I always use the end of the loaf when making toast. This quiet and selfless act of heroism goes completely unnoticed https://t.co/z8glqXXMS6— Stephen Mangan (@Stephen Mangan) 1544382569.0
Now, there is a real man. The rest of us can only say from the bottom of our hearts, "Thank you."
Instead of the celebratory parade in his honor he was surely seeking, Mangan opened a virtual can of worms regarding what the end of a loaf of bread is called.
This may be the exact moment when Twitter officially jumped the shark.
@StephenMangan @StephenMangan What do you call them. I call them “outsiders” (Scottish) my Welsh partner calls them@“Enders”?— Karen Lynn BlackLivesMatter (@Karen Lynn BlackLivesMatter) 1544384833.0
@titchlynn @StephenMangan Always been toppers in my family.— Paul Claydon (@Paul Claydon) 1544431022.0
@titchlynn @StephenMangan All these replies and not a single person has got it right. The ends of a bread log are called The Geoff.— ☠️ Danny Skills ☠️ (@☠️ Danny Skills ☠️) 1544562130.0
@titchlynn @StephenMangan Outsiders! (I’m Scottish) - husband (Irish) says ‘heel’— Kate McAllister (@Kate McAllister) 1544385399.0
@titchlynn @StephenMangan The crust is perfect for beans/eggs on toast— Kevin Laister (@Kevin Laister) 1544387811.0
@StephenMangan Never once heard to referred to as ‘the end’ always ‘ THE HEEL’ ...... no?— Dawn Addley-Brennan (@Dawn Addley-Brennan) 1544397822.0
@StephenMangan Defo the best bit, called “the knobby” of course!— Steve Boyle (@Steve Boyle) 1544386404.0
Mangan gave up his campaign for validation and focused his attention on ending the debate once and for all.
The heel https://t.co/6sC9u746iI— Stephen Mangan (@Stephen Mangan) 1544385248.0
All that did was throw gasoline on a raging fire.
@StephenMangan We call them nobbies. Don't know why, it's just what my parents always call them, so we do too... 🤔— Kim Barrett 💙 (@Kim Barrett 💙) 1544385478.0
@StephenMangan The crust! The other names just seem weird! It’s also the best bit for toast. I always ‘help’ my family by eating it 😁— Annika Osborne (@Annika Osborne) 1544385562.0
@StephenMangan The Nobby— It's Lisa J (@It's Lisa J) 1544389321.0
@StephenMangan 'Outsiders' isn't Scottish btw, it's Glaswegian There, I said it— Gusty Billows (@Gusty Billows) 1544387483.0
@lushattic @StephenMangan Every other slice has a crust around its edges. This just confuses things. Outsider.— virgil (@virgil) 1544388715.0
@lushattic @StephenMangan I call it the crust. I accept that some people call it the heel. I can't accept that ther… https://t.co/183KNseBAR— Paul Day (@Paul Day) 1544386062.0
@lushattic @StephenMangan Well where I’m from it’s called the Topper..,— Adrian McComas (@Adrian McComas) 1544387940.0
@jamiebolton77 @StephenMangan My hubs calls it nuggin but ive grown up calling it the nub or nubbin, what is wrong with us all 😂— Kel 🐘 (@Kel 🐘) 1544655145.0
@lushattic @StephenMangan The chubby. It’s definitely the chubby.— Jack Blane (@Jack Blane) 1544385900.0
Time to call in a professional!
@StephenMangan Elbow on a baguette— Nigella Lawson (@Nigella Lawson) 1544550152.0
Anyhoo... back to the debate over the end of the loaf, Mangan took control of the rising situation.
So the end slice of a loaf is (according to you weirdos) - the knobby, knobby end, knob end, nobbly, knobbler, norb… https://t.co/w11a0bQsJ2— Stephen Mangan (@Stephen Mangan) 1544529030.0
@LucyMangan @Emmabarnett We Mangans need to circle the wagons. This is getting out of hand. #heel— Stephen Mangan (@Stephen Mangan) 1544658890.0
@StephenMangan Outsider— James Lees (@James Lees) 1544642856.0
@StephenMangan It’s the butt.— kate (@kate) 1544676097.0
@StephenMangan It’s always been butt— Kristen (@Kristen) 1544638596.0
@StephenMangan The Crust— PBear90 (@PBear90 ) 1544639102.0
He tried! But they wouldn't stop.
@StephenMangan El culito or in English “the butt”...— Gregorio Berdecia (@Gregorio Berdecia) 1544636970.0
@StephenMangan Yes, of course it's the heel, any other name is a nonsense #heel— Barbara Franzoni 📸🎥🎨 (@Barbara Franzoni 📸🎥🎨) 1544636339.0
@StephenMangan My kids refer to it as “the special bit”. I grew up knowing is as the crust.— claire (@claire) 1544644862.0
@StephenMangan you’re wrong , it’s actually the booty of the bread smh— zoinks (@zoinks) 1544670949.0
@StephenMangan It’s the crust, why are we even having this debate 🍞— Nick Phillips (@Nick Phillips) 1544652493.0
What has become of humanity? We don't see a resolution in the near future.