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Wed Oct 11, 2000 11:37 am

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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RE: Cheers

Thu Oct 12, 2000 9:39 am

nobody knows huh?
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RE: Cheers

Sat Oct 14, 2000 6:55 am

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?
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RE: Cheers

Sun Oct 15, 2000 1:15 am

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.
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RE: Cheers

Sun Oct 15, 2000 1:26 am

It's a sort of "thanks, see you"
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RE: Cheers

Sun Oct 15, 2000 1:41 am

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.



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