jug salute

cumeca

Senior Member
Spanish-Spain
Buenas noches:

¿Un "5-jug salute" podría entenderse como una jarra de cerveza para celebrar algo?

-I'm going to have a baby.
-Take a 5-jug salute.

Gracias.
 
  • gengo

    Senior Member
    American English
    -I'm going to have a baby.
    -Take a 5-jug salute.
    I have never heard this, and after googling it, I see that it has very little web presence. I did find a site that said "Give that man a 20-jug salute," and another that said "Since I'm a gal with the five gallon jug salute for anything worth saluting, tonight I'll drink to tomato wine, clean clothes and good conversation." Based on those, it seems clear that the phrase means to toast something with a large quantity of alcohol. In your context, it sounds like the second person is saying, "Great, go get drunk now." Not how I would celebrate a pregnancy, pero para gustos se han hecho los colores.
     

    Alisterio

    Senior Member
    UK English
    It's a humorous play on "five-gun salute", which is apparently the lowest of the gun salutes traditionally given at special events, funerals, etc., as a military honour.
     
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