[LMB] OT: toasts (was Komarr and Rho Ceta)

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Wed Jan 19 03:01:13 GMT 2011


On Jan 18, 2011, at 5:39 PM, Gwynne Powell wrote:

> I think it was more a Scottish thing. The high-class Scots were
> required to make the loyal toast to the king at important occasions,
> to refuse would be not only social suicide, but literally so as well.
> So they'd wave their wine glass over the water and join in the
> toast to the king, but theirs was the king 'over the water'. And 
> hope for the glorious day when they threw off the yoke of English
> oppression.
> 
> Knowing the Scots, some of them probably still do it.

And most know why, and a few kind of mean it.



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