Toasts

Toasts

by Paul Book Sales Chartwell

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Overview

"HERE'S TO PAUL DICKSON...AND THIS DELIGHTFUL BOOK YOU CAN TAKE ANYWHERE. IT CONTAINS THE RIGHT WORD FOR ANY OCCASION AS WELL AS A BRIEF HISTORY OF TOASTING, A SECTION ON CURSES (REVERSE TOASTS) AND HINTS FOR EFFECTIVE TOASTING." —Chicago Tribune

Anxious about saying just the right thing about the bride or groom, or breaking the ice at a family reunion? Toasts is all you need. From funny to sentimental, old-fashioned to fashionably current, this finest collection of toasts ever published will enliven weddings, graduations, anniversaries, births and birthdays, family reunions, business dinners, and any other occasion at which wit and sentiment is essential. Organized alphabetically by category for easy use, with new entries devoted to cinema and television and Internet resources, and with a history of toasting and tips on how to do it well, Toasts is an invaluable as it is entertaining.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780785835691
Publisher: Book Sales Chartwell
Publication date: 10/23/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 592,460
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Paul Dickson is the author of more than forty books, including The Joy of Keeping Score, The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, Baseball's Greatest Quotations, and Baseball: The Presidents' Game. In addition to baseball, his specialties include Americana and language. He lives in Garrett Park, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

A Brief History of Raised Glasses 5

The Art of Toasting 25

How to Use This Book 29

Toasts and Toasting 30

Age 30

Alliterative 33

America 35

Anniversaries 38

April Fools' Day 39

Babies and Children 40

Beer and Ale 42

Better Times 45

Biblical 47

Birthdays 49

Bulls 50

Celia's Toast (with Variations) 51

Champagne 52

Cheeses 54

Christmas 54

Cinema and Television 59

Cities and Towns 61

Colleges and Universities 65

Curses 67

Death 72

England 74

Excuses for the Glass 75

Expectant Parents 78

Fishing 78

Food 81

Friendship 83

General 88

Graces 94

Guests 100

Halloween 101

Health 102

Hell and Damnation 103

Hints for Effective Toasting with Lessons from History 104

Historic 106

Home 113

Hosts and Hostesses 114

Husbands 116

International 117

Irish 119

Jewish 126

Latin 126

Libations 127

Limericks 135

Love 135

Luck 142

Lust 143

Man and Men 145

Military 148

Mornings After 150

New Year's 152

Odd Customs 156

Old Things 157

Parents 158

Parting 159

Past, Present, and Future 160

Professional and Occupational 161

Prohibition 170

Quotes (Which Are Not Exactly Toasts But Which Belong in a Book like This) 173

Reunions 175

Revelry 176

St. Patrick's Day 180

Scotch 181

A Selected Glossary of Toast and Tipple 187

Self and Selves 192

Shakespearean 193

Skoaling 195

Special Occasions 196

Special People 201

Spirits (Ardent) 204

Sports and Games 207

States 209

Temperance 211

Thanksgiving 212

Toastmaster 214

Tongue Twisters 215

Weddings 217

Wine 223

Wives 227

Woman and Women 228

World's Worst Toasts 230

Acknowledgments 235

Selected Bibliography 237

Internet Resources 243

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