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    Alright, you caught me, I'm an idiot...

    What does SKOL mean? I'm not from the area nor do I have an scandinavian ancestry that I know about. I saw the picture of the Skol beer in the free beer forum but obviously it's not just a beer reference. I've been poking about the site hoping to find a definition but I've yet to find one.

    Point and laugh if you wish, but could someone explain it to me?

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    Re: Alright, you caught me, I'm an idiot...

    Ya know, I've been wondering that, myself.

    Anyone???
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    Re: Alright, you caught me, I'm an idiot...

    Basically in a nutshell it means cheers.

    Someone on here told a story about norse warriors used to drink from the skulls of their victims hence the cheer.

    When I studied into it a bit the definition I came up with was it was a drinking game. Something about a coin in the bottom of your mug. Yelling essentially "bottoms up"

    Tons of people don't know what it means I had no clue when I started posting here. I just looked around and said what the hell did I get myself into? Freaks I tell you they are all freaks.

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    Re: Alright, you caught me, I'm an idiot...

    Trust me, you're about the millionth person that has asked what that means so don't feel like an idiot!

    I think it's like a greeting or cheers type of thing, but I'm not positive.

    I get the most pissed off looks from people with my VKG 4 LFE Wisconsin license plate, and I LOVE IT!!

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    Re: Alright, you caught me, I'm an idiot...

    "VKG4LFE" wrote:
    Trust me, you're about the millionth person that has asked what that means so don't feel like an idiot!

    I think it's like a greeting or cheers type of thing, but I'm not positive.
    Yep. A ton of people ask what it means. It's something like cheers. If only freetranslations.com had scandanavian... :lol:

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    Re: Alright, you caught me, I'm an idiot...

    Thanks to my grandpa who lived 2 blocks from the old met, i found out what SKOL meant at a young age.

    Then when i came to SLC for the olympics the bus we took to the Hockey game had a huge group of Fins and they passed around some drinks and had everyone on the bus saying SKOL! it was a blast

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    Re: Alright, you caught me, I'm an idiot...

    "VKG4LFE" wrote:
    Trust me, you're about the millionth person that has asked what that means so don't feel like an idiot!
    Either that or we're all idiots :shock:.

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    Re: Alright, you caught me, I'm an idiot...

    I am from Sweden and i have also been confused about the Skol thing, in Sweden when you have a drink (alkohol or none alkohol) there is a custom to say skål to the other person(s), the other person(s) says skål and both (everyone that is "skåling" (in swedish "skålar")) have a sip from whatever you are drinking. So its like "cheers".

    I guess that skål sounds like skol.

    The reason i have been confused is that you guys use it everywhere. :-)

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    Re: Alright, you caught me, I'm an idiot...

    It must be a derivation of skål.

    Either that or maybe it is the following definition from an online English dictionary:

    Definition: Fortran pre-processor for COS (Cray Operating System).

    Hmm... :shock:

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    Re: Alright, you caught me, I'm an idiot...

    skol

    verb {T} -ll- AUSTRALIAN ENGLISH INFORMAL


    to drink something, especially beer, all at once without a pause

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