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    Toast: Salut

    In American movie named Primal Fear, a lawyer was meeting his client's place, and they decided to close the lawsuit. The client raised a glass of alochol and toasted, "Salut".I knew it is French, but did Americans do say salut when they made a toast? If no, what do most Americans say for alternative English word?Thank you!

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    Re: Toast: Salut

    It was probably "Salud" and that is Italian. That's what mafia gangsters say in the movies.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 22-Sep-2014 at 14:27. Reason: Fixing typo.

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    Re: Toast: Salut

    In French, "salut" means "hi".

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    Re: Toast: Salut

    We say many things, including some foreign words:

    Cheers
    Here's mud in your eye
    Down the hatch
    Sláinte [Irish]
    Skoal (Skol) [Scandanavian]
    Prost (Prosit) [German]
    Over the teeth and through the gums, look out stomach here it comes
    Bottoms up

    My favorite Irish toast:

    To those who love us, may they always love us.
    To those who don't love us, may God turn their hearts.
    If God can't turn their hearts, may He turn their ankles.
    So we will always know them by their limping.

    Also: May you be in heaven a half hour before the Devil knows you're dead.

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    Re: Toast: Salut

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    In French, "salut" means "hi".
    And is never used as a toast.

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