Cheers! Prost! Skal! Kippis! The silly season is upon us and there will be much chinking of the glasses in celebratory toasts to the year that has passed and to the new adventures that await. To that end I decided to dedicate this short post to the way in which the word “cheers” is said the world over and here in Australia with our multicultural background.
I quite like “Prost” which I suppose is my German ancestry expressing itself and the Swedish, Norwegion and Icelandic “Skal” pronounced “skawl” (which sounds suspiciously like scull). My all time favourite however is the Soumi (Finnish) “Kippis”! It rolls off the tongue so easily and is so much fun to say! I got in a bit of practice when I was in Finland a few years ago with my friend Sara, so I can almost say it like a local.
I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to all of you who have been following and supporting me since I began this blog a few months ago. It has been a big learning curve and to actually have people interested in what I have to say is very encouraging!
Stay safe, get in plenty of walks and good wine and enjoy the silly season!
And because this is my blog and it is Christmas time I am going to throw in a few photos of my visit to Finish Lapland, the home of Santa 🙂
Do you have a favourite way of saying “cheers” in another language?