today i learned – weds 10th may 2017

so, it was actually my mother who suggested today’s topic πŸ‘πŸ». when she did, i was all like “i already know the answer to that one” 😏.

regardless, i decided to do some research into the subject … turns out that i’ve been lied to my entire life πŸ˜’ last time i trust a ricky gervais podcast as a base of knowledge πŸ’πŸΌ

#tdil the reason that people started clinking glasses when doing a toast πŸ₯‚.

before tonight, i had always been led to believe that the reason for the clink was to do with poison. the idea was that when powerful/important people met up, they would hit their glasses together before drinking so that a little bit of drink would splash out and be shared between both glasses … you’re unlikely to poison a drink that you’ll end up sharing πŸ˜…. it’s said that this act slowly evolved and became the modern day toast.

turns out, my life is a lie … this totally isn’t a thing πŸ™ƒ. for starters, in order for the drinks to spill out, the glasses would need to be really really full. there would also be some spillage … back in the days when this was supposedly a thing, they didn’t like to waste booze 😳. 

after a period of internetweb searching (there was a lot of reading) i’ve actually found that there’s loads of different theories – theories that range from scaring away spirits (lots of this theory) to just plain enjoying the noise of glasses. 

ready for the actual real life reason? well, it turns out that the origin of modern day clinking glasses is relatively new – definitely came around after the time of continual demon paranoiaπŸ‘Ή

so, the clinking glasses thing is actually just an act that came about as something to compliment regular old toasting. it was added as a way to help bring people together even more than just banding together and toasting does.

how does it do that? well, it’s lots of symbolic jazz πŸ‘πŸ» by touching glasses with someone/a group you signify literally coming together and physically connecting. 

i’d go into all of the symbolic fluff that my source did but, quite frankly, i don’t want to πŸ™ƒ … i’m going to leave that to my source website. if you’d like to read it (to be honest, the post is really interesting πŸ™‚) you need to go –>here<–

there you go crazy happy people, the real reason why clinking glasses is a thing 🍷 pretty interesting, huh?

right, time to watch some mindless telly … i’m thinking adventuretime 😏

byyeeeeeeeee 😍 #tdil


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(technically, i haven’t stolen today’s image … because i’m in it πŸ‘πŸ» ta olly 😘)

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