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Toasting, to your health, the Swiss way

on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 09:58
Making a toast in Switzerland and the US

Today's Culture Clue comes from the "who knew" section of cultural lore.  We're sure you've had a "who knew?" experience.  It's when you're in a new setting, and there's a subtle rule difference from what you're used to.  As long as you don't know about it,you can remain reasonably blissful in your cluelessness.  But once you DO know....there's always a forehead slapping "Who knew!?" moment, when you realise that you were out of step with your surroundings....and perhaps wish you'd known. 

I spent about 8 years in the early days of Untours, living part of the season in our Untours' European