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


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?


I have never heard of it.


Nor have I as a non-native user.


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


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


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


Yes , Torsten, it is popular in Bavaria.


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


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.