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!