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WolfetoneWolfetone Frets: 1211
I am at dinner in Frankfurt at this moment and we have done the usual 'clinking of glasses' type of toast.

Is there an exact English word for this type of toast? I have said not (or at least I cannot think of one). 


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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 4310
    Wolfetone said:
    I am at dinner in Frankfurt at this moment and we have done the usual 'clinking of glasses' type of toast.

    Is there an exact English word for this type of toast? I have said not (or at least I cannot think of one). 


    If you're with Germans, tell them we call it Schwamlippe
    If there's anything good about me, I'm the only one who knows
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  • WolfetoneWolfetone Frets: 1211
    Youthecolourbox said:
    Wolfetone said:
    I am at dinner in Frankfurt at this moment and we have done the usual 'clinking of glasses' type of toast.

    Is there an exact English word for this type of toast? I have said not (or at least I cannot think of one). 


    If you're with Germans, tell them we call it Schwamlippe
    You twat!
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  • WolfetoneWolfetone Frets: 1211
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 4310
    Wolfetone said:
    Youthecolourbox said:
    Wolfetone said:
    I am at dinner in Frankfurt at this moment and we have done the usual 'clinking of glasses' type of toast.

    Is there an exact English word for this type of toast? I have said not (or at least I cannot think of one). 


    If you're with Germans, tell them we call it Schwamlippe
    You twat!
    Oh please tell me you actually did!
    If there's anything good about me, I'm the only one who knows
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  • TeetonetalTeetonetal Frets: 6259
    Cheers is probably the closest, isn't it?
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  • cj73cj73 Frets: 770
    prost?
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  • WolfetoneWolfetone Frets: 1211
    Wolfetone said:
    Youthecolourbox said:
    Wolfetone said:
    I am at dinner in Frankfurt at this moment and we have done the usual 'clinking of glasses' type of toast.

    Is there an exact English word for this type of toast? I have said not (or at least I cannot think of one). 


    If you're with Germans, tell them we call it Schwamlippe
    You twat!
    Oh please tell me you actually did!
    Yes, that's why you're a twat!
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  • JDEJDE Frets: 1087
    Just called toasting, isn’t it? 

    When I was in my late teens/early 20’s I used to frequent a certain pub and my friends and I got into a stupid routine of clinking glasses and screaming (like, actually screaming) “chin chin” as loudly as we could every time we got a round in. If you drank in The William Morris in Hammersmith circa 2001, I’m really, really sorry.
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  • In Wales we say Iechyd da which means Good health. Cos beer is good for you of course :) 
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  • ColsCols Frets: 784
    The English phrase is ‘a toast’, accompanied by “cheers”, “good health”, “chin chin”, etc etc.  In German, “Prost” or “Zum wohl”.
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  • WolfetoneWolfetone Frets: 1211
    I was more interested in finding out if there is actually a word that describes the process of everyone clanking their glasses together Bavarian style? 
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 4310
    Wolfetone said:
    Wolfetone said:
    Youthecolourbox said:
    Wolfetone said:
    I am at dinner in Frankfurt at this moment and we have done the usual 'clinking of glasses' type of toast.

    Is there an exact English word for this type of toast? I have said not (or at least I cannot think of one). 


    If you're with Germans, tell them we call it Schwamlippe
    You twat!
    Oh please tell me you actually did!
    Yes, that's why you're a twat!
    Haha whoops! Hopefully they found it as hilarious as Germans usually do....
    If there's anything good about me, I'm the only one who knows
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  • randellarandella Frets: 2202
    Wolfetone said:
    I was more interested in finding out if there is actually a word that describes the process of everyone clanking their glasses together Bavarian style? 
    'Toasting' is the best I can do. 

    'Your health' is the incarnation in our house.
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  • tony99tony99 Frets: 1471
    it actually originated in Spain I believe

    La Ducha Dorada if I'm not mistaken
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  • PolarityManPolarityMan Frets: 4798
    Wolfetone said:
    Wolfetone said:
    Youthecolourbox said:
    Wolfetone said:
    I am at dinner in Frankfurt at this moment and we have done the usual 'clinking of glasses' type of toast.

    Is there an exact English word for this type of toast? I have said not (or at least I cannot think of one). 


    If you're with Germans, tell them we call it Schwamlippe
    You twat!
    Oh please tell me you actually did!
    Yes, that's why you're a twat!
    I just googled that...best post of the week for sure from @thecolourbox ;
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  • MagicPigDetectiveMagicPigDetective Frets: 875
    edited May 4
    What did they say in the dark and middle ages when slamming their flaggons of ale together after a victorious battle?  I doubt it was ‘cheers’, which sounds far too polite!  
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  • SassafrasSassafras Frets: 15824
    Bottoms Up.
    Or Zieg Heil.
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  • Emp_FabEmp_Fab Frets: 15871
    I wouldn't be surprised if the Germans have a word to describe the feeling of embarrassment on discovering you've been deliberately misled with an incorrect translation for comedic effect.

    Probably Rechtsschutzversicherungsgesellschaften or something.
    Trump: A narcissistic luminous orange ball bag and Rome burning in man form.
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  • shrinkwrapshrinkwrap Frets: 198
    In Wales we say Iechyd da which means Good health. 
    My mother was Welsh and I always thought her side of the family said 'yachy da'.
    However it's said they said it a lot I recall.
    I was telling it to my daughter just yesterday as one of the six welsh words I know.
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  • NiteflyNitefly Frets: 2632
    Emp_Fab said:
    I wouldn't be surprised if the Germans have a word to describe the feeling of embarrassment on discovering you've been deliberately misled with an incorrect translation for comedic effect.

    Probably Rechtsschutzversicherungsgesellschaften or something.
    The Germans have good long words for everything!

    That said, I recall Steven Fry once saying that the slang German word for a mobile phone was "Flippi", then saying in a very camp, Gruber-esque voice, "Ach, wo ist mein Flippi?" to great comedic effect...

    Did anyone bring the petits-fours?
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 4310
    Emp_Fab said:
    I wouldn't be surprised if the Germans have a word to describe the feeling of embarrassment on discovering you've been deliberately misled with an incorrect translation for comedic effect.

    Probably Rechtsschutzversicherungsgesellschaften or something.
    But that word would be shorter than your full sentence so it makes sense really :)
    If there's anything good about me, I'm the only one who knows
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  • thecolourboxthecolourbox Frets: 4310
    Nitefly said:
    Emp_Fab said:
    I wouldn't be surprised if the Germans have a word to describe the feeling of embarrassment on discovering you've been deliberately misled with an incorrect translation for comedic effect.

    Probably Rechtsschutzversicherungsgesellschaften or something.
    The Germans have good long words for everything!

    That said, I recall Steven Fry once saying that the slang German word for a mobile phone was "Flippi", then saying in a very camp, Gruber-esque voice, "Ach, wo ist mein Flippi?" to great comedic effect...

    The Germans (and German speakers elsewhere) call them a Handy, not heard of them being called a Flippi anywhere!
    If there's anything good about me, I'm the only one who knows
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  • randellarandella Frets: 2202
    Nitefly said:
    Emp_Fab said:
    I wouldn't be surprised if the Germans have a word to describe the feeling of embarrassment on discovering you've been deliberately misled with an incorrect translation for comedic effect.

    Probably Rechtsschutzversicherungsgesellschaften or something.
    The Germans have good long words for everything!

    That said, I recall Steven Fry once saying that the slang German word for a mobile phone was "Flippi", then saying in a very camp, Gruber-esque voice, "Ach, wo ist mein Flippi?" to great comedic effect...

    I love those long, all-encompassing words.

    They do lose points for having three genders for stuff, which confused the hell out of me in school whilst trying to remember if a cup of coffee was he, she, or just ‘it’.
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  • pintspillerpintspiller Frets: 729
    Isn't "toasting" rasta for "rap"?
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  • MattBansheeMattBanshee Frets: 988
    A friend of mine was once living in Korea for work, and would frequent a "western" style bar; he met some Swedish guys in there one night and managed to convince them that we traditionally say "Get your rat out" when toasting.
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  • droflufdrofluf Frets: 66
    Many years ago I was working abroad on a project and one of me team started seeing one of the women in the office. As their romance progressed he wanted to be sensible and as I had a smattering of the local language he asked my advice. Following this it’s possible that he may have gone to the local pharmacy and asked for some extra small condoms...
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  • prowlaprowla Frets: 1655
    Cols said:
    The English phrase is ‘a toast’, accompanied by “cheers”, “good health”, “chin chin”, etc etc.  In German, “Prost” or “Zum wohl”.
    ching-ching?
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  • MyrandaMyranda Frets: 2908
    Glassen-klinken?
    Das toasty-woesty?
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  • kaypeejaykaypeejay Frets: 283
    Wassail
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  • 57Deluxe57Deluxe Frets: 6733
    kaypeejay said:
    Wassail
    that involves apples and pissing on tree roots...
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