How popular is the expression 'toi, toi, toi'?


#1

I’ve just discovered by accident that apparently the expression ‘toi, toi, toi’ which is pretty popular in German is used in English too but how widespread is it? I mean, how often do native speakers use it and in what situations?


#2

I have never heard of it.


#3

Nor have I as a non-native user.


#4

Interestinly enough though, there is an English Wikipedia entry on toi, toi toi.


#5

I am German. Toi toi toi is very Common in Germany as Torsten Said before.


#6

Hi Bernd, so the expression is popu in Bavaria too?


#7

Yes , Torsten, it is popular in Bavaria.


#8

Hershey Soldier - to this American it sounds like you are fighting against chocolate! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#9

I choose this name because I got my first chocolate from an American soldier, and is was a Hershey bar.
I grew up in a small village in Unterfranken. Nearby was an army trainings ground. It was in the 1950s when the Americans came through our village several times a week. They were very nice to us kids.
Always gave us some goodies that was when I got my first choclate a Hershey bar.