What do YOU call the end of a loaf? Comedian Stephen Mangan sparks debate on Twitter by claiming it’s the ‘heel’ – but others insist i
What do YOU call the end of a loaf? Comedian Stephen Mangan sparks debate on Twitter by claiming it’s the ‘heel’ – but others insist it’s the ‘topper’ or ‘bum end’
- Stephen Mangan claims that a ‘heel’ is the correct name for the end slice
- Received over 3,000 comments from those who had their own terms for the loaf
- Others suggested it was called the ‘topper’ ‘Charlie’ or ‘bum end’
Martha Cliff for MailOnline
Twitter users are debating what the proper name for the end of a loaf bread after comedian Stephen Mangan suggested it was called the ‘heel’.
The actor and Green Wing star took to his social media account this week where he said that any other name for the final slice was incorrect.
In a tweet he wrote: ‘So the end slice of a loaf is (according to you weirdos) – the knobby, knobby end, knob end, nobbly, knobbler, norbert, doormat, topper, nut end, noggie, noggin, ender, crust, butt, outsider, tush, doorstep, bumper, healie, nub, bum, bum end, knocker [all wrong] or heel [correct]’.
The tweet provoked much discussion amassing over 3,000 comments.
And while several agreed that a ‘heel’ was the correct term others had their own suggestions for its name.
Comedian Stephen Mangan has sparked a Twitter debate after arguing the correct name for the end slice of a loaf of bread
The actor said that the proper term in his books was the ‘heel’ and pointed out the names he dubbed ‘wrong’
One argued: ‘Anyone not calling it the crust and wholeheartedly agreeing it’s the best part of any loaf will get short shrift round here.’
Disagreeing another wrote: ‘In our house, the end of the loaf is called the Charlie. Which is a bit confusing now we also have a son called Charlie.’
A third said: ‘Wrong it’s a topper you heel!’
It wasn’t long before the experts weighed in with chef Nigella Lawson suggesting her own term for the final piece.
Replying to the thread she wrote: ‘Elbow on a baguette’.
However, many of the actor’s Twitter users disagreed with chef Nigella Lawson weighing in on the debate herself
This isn’t the first time that Twitter users have clashed over the correct name for a food item.
In June Capital Radio asked its followers to clarify the name of the budget ice lollies.
Sharing a photograph of the pole shaped treats which come in a variety of flavours, it wrote: ‘Let’s settle this. Freezies or Frozeys? GO!’
However, Twitter users were quick to contest the radio station claiming that the lolly is called neither a Freezie or a Frozey.
In June Capital Radio asked its followers to clarify the name of the budget ice lollies sparking much discussion online
Capital’s suggestion that they were called Freezies or Frozeys was not matched by followers with many having never heard of the name
One wrote: ‘Wtf are these they’re ice pops (sic)’ which proved a popular term garnering almost 40,000 likes.
However, not everyone was in agreement with other suggestions including ice poles and popsicles.
Brand names also came up with many naming the treat based on the product sold in their region.
US users claimed that the sweet treat aught to be referred to as an Otter Pop, a popular brand across the pond.
Meanwhile UK users were more in favour of the Mr Freeze, found in many a corner shop while Welsh customers said the correct name was in fact a Tip Top.