Okay, I need reader assistance to answer this question and settle an argument with my hubby, so here’s an informal poll:
How many of you out there know what “Slainte” means in the context of a bar or pub?
Hubby thinks no one knows what it is. I think it’s perfectly obvious to anybody who has set foot in a pub or been to a St. Patty’s Day party that it’s a toast essentially meaning “cheers”. I mean, c’mon…the t-shirts are everywhere even in Mississippi. They MUST be more common elsewhere.
Well, I know it – but then I’m from Ireland, so that probably isn’t any reflection on how widely known the word is across the world. I do think that most people – or the majority anyway – know what it means, at least in the USA. When I was there, lots of Americans used to say it to me in bars when they discovered where I was from.
Sorry I don’t know what it means 🙁
Google does wonders for this sort of thing. 🙂 Slainte!
I know what it means. 🙂