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    Hi CS knowledgable persons,

    Is there a Coffee drinking salutation? Many well known phrases exist (in many cultures) for alcohol drinks> How about coffee?

    Maybe there is could be an ancient Ethiopian saying?

    If no one knows of any, we should make up our own! Any suggestions?

    Cheers! (that is not good enough!)

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    The Greeks say "sigia".
    It means "to your health".

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    • #3
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      Kaldi?

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        For those who may not be aware.....


        The Kaldi Legend

        The legend tells the story of Kaldi the goat herder, who lived in Ethiopia about 300 AD. He noticed that after his goats had been eating red berries from a tree, the goats were lively and energetic until late in the evening. Kaldi tried the red berries himself and experienced the same effect. He mentioned this to the monks in the nearby monastery, who from then on took coffee to stay awake during the nightly prayer gatherings. The legend also has it that these monks discovered by chance that the beans could be roasted and that a beverage prepared from the roasted beans not only produced the same effect, but also tasted far better. The coffee beans, and the beverage made from them, were from then on regarded as a luxurious stimulant.

        Cheers,
        Mal.

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          Funny, until a while back, I thought a traditional Greek greeting was "Rey malaka!" Have since learnt otherwise.

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          • #6
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            Mal, thanks for the interpretation of the salutation!

            There is a local (to me) coffee roasting business which uses that name. I will have to try some.

            Sigia
            Kaldi

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            • #7
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              Collingwood....or....Go Pies?

              You know, deep meaningful long lasting love for your fellow man, or something.

              Note to self gotta get a life!!!

              Craig.

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                Originally posted by nunu link=1188221209/0#4 date=1188303370
                Funny, until a while back, I thought a traditional Greek greeting was "Rey malaka!"  Have since learnt otherwise.
                The hard way?

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                  Originally posted by nunu link=1188221209/0#4 date=1188303370
                  Funny, until a while back, I thought a traditional Greek greeting was "Rey malaka!"  Have since learnt otherwise.
                  LMAO!!! ;D Im glad you can see the funny side (now) nunu. Im sure i wouldnt have, if faced with the same situation (diff language though).

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                  • #10
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                    Its what everyone said in the kitchen. I finally asked the chef what it meant. Now it gets used a lot, without the first part.

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                    • #11
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                      Its all Greek to me, Nunu. Fill us in, what is the joke

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                      • #12
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                        Basically, I was saying, *mod edit....Surely we can do better than this??  :*

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                        • #13
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                          How about something Aboriginal ........good drinkin you fullas....but in indiginous wording?

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                          • #14
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                            bottoms up in some particular Chillean espresso bars???

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                            • #15
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                              bottoms up, yes a venerable Chilean saying, though it hasnt caught on for the ladies, at least in Chile. I was hoping for something universal.

                              I will be talking to some indigenous aussies in the next week, so I will ask them if we can borrow something. One phrase which is often used to describe the best of things, hope for future is, deadly.

                              How about its deadly mate!, or simply, deadly mate!

                              This combines a bit of whats your poision with the God shot

                              Keep trying.

                              Gungbai !

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