the origin of the term french toast comes from world war 1. The story goes like this: A french soldier was looting a house near the trenches. he found some eggs and several slices of bread, which he put in his pocket. As he was walking back to his post, a German patrol ambushed him. during the fracas, the soldier fell on his pocket, breaking the eggs on the bread, and then was promptly roasted by a flamethrower. A British patrol found his body, complete with "french toast" in his pocket. The name has stuck ever since.
Hey, did you see that French guy who attempted to light himself on fire in protest?
Yeah, he turned into real french toast.