Posted by Barney Scott on December 12, 2000
In Reply to: Re: Get pissed posted by Bob on December 12, 2000
: : What the origin of this?
: : I ask because in a recent conversation with a finnish girl I lernt that the phrase for "Cheers" in Finnish sounds very much like git-pissed and was wondering if this is a possible root of this phrase?
: Not likely. The Finns share a language that is spoken by only 5 million people on the planet, and its impact on the rest of the world's languages is, well, zero.
'Sauna' comes from Finnish; and Tolkien based one of his invented languages on Finnish, so it has had some impact. I can't help with the original question, though.