Sunday, January 4, 2009

A Toastmaster's Glass

A toastmaster's glass is an English glass about the size of an ordinary drinking glass but with only about one-quarter of its capacity.

The glass creates the illusion of being full by means of a depression in its bowl, which in fact is almost solid.

It owed its origin to the clubs of 18th-century England, where the toastmaster had to remain sober enough to carry out his office.

Source: Britannica Online Encyclopedia

1 comment:

katelim said...

Interesting fact! I didn't even know that there is a Toastmaster glass.