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Kabul Korrespondence

Fresh, factual, and funky view of Afghanistan and the surrounding Central Asian region

Ching Ching

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Julian Burnside in conversation with Michael Smith in the Age: talks about how the practice of clinking your wine glasses together at dinner came about
"in 15th century England, poisoning your opponent was a favourite way of dispatching them
so the practice arose of clinking glasses and slopping a little over into each others glass.
That's why you look into the eyes of your opponent; if you see a look of alarm, you know he's probably trying to kill you
posted by Travis, 5:34 pm

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http://www.snopes.com/food/rituals/clink.asp
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