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The exact meaning



Minka
Slovenia

The exact meaning
 
Can you pleasehelp me a little here:
 
What exactly does the second line mean in this:

I don ´t drink coffee I take tea my dear
I LIKE MY TOAST DONE ON THE SIDE

To go with my tea? Toast without anything on it?

I ´d really appreciate an answer from a native speaker, thanks in advance. I ´m making a song worksheet. 

22 Apr 2012      



sulekra
Australia

It should be "I like my toast done on one side" - it ´s a Sting lyric, and like a lot "poetry", doesn ´t really mean anything specifically, and isn ´t regularly used. It means the toast is toasted on one side only, and still regular bread on the other, but as far as I know, only Sting is a fan of this type of bread preparation...

22 Apr 2012     



Minka
Slovenia

Wow! I didn´t expect that! Thank you so much! I thought it was something like "salad on the side" or something.

Thanks again, have a great time!

Minka

22 Apr 2012