Sunday, January 1, 2012

What Does Auld Lang Syne Mean?

This evening (New Year's Day) I was helping my son practice for his spelling bee, and falling in love with etymology all over again.  (Yeah, I'm a geek.)  I came across one word which sent me to the dictionary, and I got pixie-led to the extent that it led me to "Auld Lang Syne."  This is pretty appropriate, considering the day.

What in the world does "Auld Lang Syne" mean, anyway?

I could answer this myself, or I could post a wonderful version of this song, complete with translations from Gaelic into English.  (My apologies, because the original poster of this video said "Scottish" instead of "Gaelic.")

Anyway--Happy New Year! 

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