The Complete Book of Toasts: Over 1,500 of the Best Toasts for Every Occasion

Pavilion Books, 6 oct. 2004 - 256 pages
For anyone who will ever face a sea of expectantly-raised glasses, or for those simply fascinated by words and tradition, this rich collection of toasts will prove as entertaining as it is useful. Whether you need the perfect pledge for a wedding, graduation, anniversary, birth, reunion or business dinner, you are guaranteed to find just the right words, whatever the occasion. With chapters covering a brief history of raised glasses, the protocol of the Scandinavian custom of 'skoaling', as well as a toast and tipple glossary, this is a comprehensive yet practical guide to the art of toasting. With some of the best toasts ever proclaimed (and a few of the worst), sentimental salutes, funny tributes and famous and forgotten phrases, this book is impossible to put down when browsing, and the ideal book for anyone who thinks they may have to 'just say a few words'.

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