Around the globe, friends and strangers often raise their glasses to share a toast. Whether it be a simple "cheers" or a more involved quote, toasts are often used to celebrate the good and swear away the bad. But I bet it is rare that a toast urges you to "poop strongly".
As you raise your glasses in Barcelona or the Costa Brava, don't be surprised when you hear, "menja bé, caga fort i no tinguis por a la mort!" Translated into English as, "eat well, poop strongly and do not be afraid of death." But perhaps, somethings just don't translate!
If you are feeling a bit timid, your Catalan friends will still appreciate hearing "salut," (English = "to health") as you toast together.
This post is part of the Lonely Planet Blog Carnival on global toasting customs that I hosted. The previous carnival was about volunteering while traveling, hosted by See Simi Travel. The next carnival will be hosted by Vagobond.