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User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 7
Posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 820 times:

Hello all! I was just reading through some posts and I noticed that a lot of peeps use the word "cheers".

Can anyone tell me where this came from?

Is it kinda like... "y'all" and "ain't" come from the south?

I have heard it when people give a "toast" to someone and when they all bump the wine glasses together they say "cheers".



LOL!!! ANYWAYS... if you know what I am talking about... please tell me where the word originated. (Is that a word?)

 

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User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 791 times:

nobody knows huh?

User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 781 times:

I've heard "cheers" used in a few different contexts, mostly in England, but especially by the Australians on this forum. It can mean "thanks," "bye" and "good luck" from what I've deduced so far. Anyone care to comment?

User currently offlineEnglandair From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 2228 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 759 times:

I can only really back-up what Illyshin96M said.
In Engand it's used informally, in freindly langauge.

Many people say it when toatsing someone too.
CHEERS,
Jamie 


User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 751 times:

It's a sort of "thanks, see you"


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User currently offlineAussiemite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 747 times:

Ilyushin96M pretty much raps it up.. Australia is alot more laid back then England so it would be possible to get away with saying cheers in a much wider social setting.

Regards,

Aussiemite


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