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Old 11-20-2004, 01:54 PM   #11
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"clink" back atcha rj...

"thru the teeth and over the gums, look out stomach, here it comes..."

in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.
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oh wow that makes alot of sense now.

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Old 11-20-2004, 11:53 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by GB
I have heard a few reasons. One was that you clink glasses so that you spill a little into each glass to prove none of them were poisoned.

Another reason is like what wasabi woman said. It was believed that spirits actually did contain spirits and the clinking was to scare them off.
This is the way I heard it too. You spilled the wine into the next person's goblet as a way to eliminate the possibility that only the host's wine isn't poisoned. Eventually, you clinked glasses together in a symbolic gesture of this medievel custom.
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Old 11-21-2004, 01:22 AM   #14
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okay it looks like it started out as a way to keep from being poisoned. Somebody said something like "it keeps bad spirits away" meaning the poison, but the person hearing it thought they meant ghosts. So then everyone was doing it as a wish to keep anything "bad" from happening.
And in those days it was a "clank" from the metal goblets that they used.

But I'm guessing that the reason we keep doing it today is for the pleasant "clink" that the glass (crystal if you're Martha Stewart) makes to our ears!

Thanks RJ, it's been fun!

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