this is my only hypothesis
… well, Toph has always been the pragmatic type. It makes sense that she’d extend that to finding a sperm donor so she can raise talented Earthbending children. It’s not like she’s looking for a husband, just good genetic material with a predisposition towards Earthbending.
Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”
I would love to know what this means.
I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.
(This reminds me of Kate Beaton’s comic...)
It might mean that her fighting abilities were top-notch, and that she knew how to fight like a professional. Knowing a fighting style such as box was considered a required course in many English schools at that time, so if she received lessons, or was self-taught, she probably fought with like a professional.