A university night out that offers toast to student revellers has sparked a furious debate after asking on Twitter which way they should cut it.
@hallamnation, a Sheffield Hallam University event at a nightclub in the city, posted an image of three slices of toast – cut long ways, width ways and diagonally – and asked people to comment on the shape they preferred.
The uni night out regularly helps students to sober up by serving them hot buttered toast as they leave from a night of partying – and funds raised go to the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity.
Let them eat toast! Hallam Nation, a night out at Sheffield Hallam University, asked students how they’d like their toast cut when served to them at the end of a night out…cut into triangles, longways or widthways
However, the bread-related question on Twitter has provoked an impassioned reaction, with many people appearing to be vehemently against cutting the snack longways.
Those posing it were perhaps anticipating a few shares on social media from Hallam students but the question has touched a nerve in the wider toast-munching sphere.
Thousands of responses have now poured in, with a clear favourite – triangles – emerging.
Many haven’t held back in making their disdain for their least favourite option known either, often rounding on those who enjoy the third option – toast cut longways into thinner rectangles.
@J4ckMULL wrote: ‘If you cut your toast long ways throw your whole life in the bin, you creature.’
Oh crumbs, what have they started: Many agreed that the triangle shape of number one was preferable. Right: Meanwhile, the third shape proffered, a long rectangle prompted a flurry of disdain on Twitter
The posh way: The university night out appears to currently serve toast cut into triangles to students as they leave the Hallam Nation event
Who needs kebabs? The makeshift toast stand designed to help sober up students
Many others agreed: @PAShanky raged: ‘If you cut your toast like Number 3 then please never eat toast again.’
@adamlpatrick93 added: ‘Ergh. Who even cuts their toast length ways?! Didn’t even know that was a thing.’
Others threw in a curveball suggesting cutting shouldn’t even be considered at all.
@spirkism snarked: ‘All of those are weak. I don’t cut my toast at all. I eat the entire slice in one piece. I don’t share, it’s my toast.’
@jacarandachick agreed, saying: ‘No.1 or DON’T CUT IT AT ALL I’d rather be a savage than a heathen.’
A spokesperson for the event told FEMAIL: ‘We do toast at the end of HALLAMNATION, Sheffield’s biggest student night, and have buckets from Sheffield’s Children’s Hospital Charity.’
‘We ask for a voluntary donation in return for a slice of toast and between January to April this year we raised £548.79 all from students of Sheffield enjoying our toast at the end of the night.’