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General Category => Words => Topic started by: mkenuk on July 30, 2020, 06:54:42 PM

Title: salut!
Post by: mkenuk on July 30, 2020, 06:54:42 PM
I thought I might have suggested this some time ago, but it doesn't seem to be on the list of suggestions.

Chi certainly knows prost and I seem to remember he picked up slainte from his travels in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Britain.

salut is in the COD; I'm sure it's familiar to many of our forumites.
Could it be added to the list?

Title: Re: salut!
Post by: les303 on July 30, 2020, 08:45:01 PM
I salute you Mike for yet another fine suggestion
Title: Re: salut!
Post by: Alan W on July 31, 2020, 03:41:34 PM
Salut doesn't seem to have made it into most English dictionaries so far. But it is in the COD, as you say, MK, and in some of the other Oxford dictionaries.

One of the examples given by the OED is from Beautiful Losers, a 1966 novel by Leonard Cohen. (Apparently Leonard Cohen wrote a couple of novels before he began his musical career.)

Salut F., old and loud friend!

A much more recent example is from the rugbypass.com (https://www.rugbypass.com/news/french-rugby-the-beautiful-game-is-replaced-by-hard-rugby-by-the-taste-of-blood-in-the-mouth/) site, in a 19 July 2020 article about French rugby:

He encourages French rugby to stick to its independent train of thought that so intrigues and befuddles the British. "...Your best rugby is played by artists not scientists, crafters, not grafters, rule breakers not rule takers."

I think many rugby romantics would raise a glass to that sentiment. Salut.

Salut will be allowed from now on, as a rare word.
Title: Re: salut!
Post by: mkenuk on July 31, 2020, 09:23:21 PM
Thanks Alan

In Thai, the normal 'clink glasses' greeting is pronounced 'Chokdee' and it means 'good luck'

I'm not asking for it to be added to the Chi list!