Thread: You're toast
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Old 20 June 2014, 05:28 PM
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I first heard it in Germany in the mid-80s, right around Ghostbusters time.

I always thought it was a morphing of the German "tot", meaning dead.

Never actually thought it would be anything other than that.

Goes to show how "alternate sources" and "possible roots" can be derived hundreds of years later in other instances.
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