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Re: How I toast:

by j3 (Friar)
on Apr 14, 2007 at 00:24 UTC ( #610020=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How I toast:

Interesting. Didn't know people actually toasted to the word "cheers". I'd always figured "cheers" was a slang term -- a sort of meta-toast -- that was used more as a figure of speech, or possibly used in a sarcastic manner, such as, "Well, it's 11 pm, the server's down, and we're stuck here until it's fixed. {raises cup of cold coffee} Cheers.".

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Re^2: How I toast:
by gregor42 (Parson) on Apr 16, 2007 at 13:00 UTC

    This is dynamically influenced by geographical context. (i.e. Which side of 'the pond' you're on)

    Similar rules apply to usage of other common terms, for example "lift" as signifying an elevator system or something put on the bottom of one's shoe to make them appear taller. (see also, "Rubber")

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