~ Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900) – An Irish writer and poet who loved little more than poking at the prevailing paradigm! An untimely death in his 40’s robbed the world of a more extensive library of his work.
Every Country has its own version of a short toast. Here are a few:
Brazil: Soede. Viva!
China: Ganbei (literally, “dry your cup”)
France: Sant! (Health)
Germany: Prost! (Cheers)
Hebrew: Le’chaim! (to Life)
Italian: Per cent ‘anni! (for 100 years) and Salute (Health)
Japan: Kanpei (Dry your cup)
Russian: Vashe zdorovie! (to health)
Spain: Salud! (health)
Wales: Iechyd da! (health)
~ Various, contributed by Tim Owens