|American Public House Review would like to collect as many short toasts from around the world as we can
fit on our hard drive.
You know, toasts such as; Cheers
British Isles, and Salud from
the Spanish cultures. Share yours with your fellow readers. Send your
with its culture of derivation and an English translation if possible.
Use the Contact us form and
indicate that your toast is an offering for the GLASSES RAISED Clickable
Thanks, the Editor
Here are a few to get us started:
Bottoms Up . . . . . . . . English Speaking Cultures
Salute . . . . . . . . . . . . Italian (Ladies and Gentlemen, I salute you!)
Cent' Anni . . . . . . . . . Italian (May you live a hundred years) from David McBride, NJ
Vashe zdorovie . . . . . Russian (To your Health!)
Kanpai . . . . . . . . . . . . Japan (literally "dry glass" uttered before the glass is drained)
from Tom Wallace, NC
All Unite for Ireland's Right . . . Ireland from Martin Murphy, MA
Skoal . . . continues to be the common toast (spelled Skål)the in Scandinavian countries of Sweden, Norway and Denmark. It can also be heard in the Faroes Islands and Iceland, although the spelling is closer in appearance to the old Nordic word for skull. In Viking times it was common for warriors to drink from the skulls of their enemies in honor of their chieftains, comrades, friends and family. Skoal is still heard in Finland, today, though it is not Finnish, since Sweden ruled that country for many centuries. from Erik L. Burro, NJ
An Irish Toast .
. . Here's to a long life and a
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