To all regular posters and new to the site.........
Happy Hogmanay & Lang May Yer Lum Reek!
Translated and meaning is.........
Lang may yer lum reek is Scottish slang and translates to Long may your chimney smoke.
It's an old tradition in Scotland to take a piece of coal with you when visiting friends and family on New Year's Eve. The coal is placed on the fire to keep it burning and to wish the hosts long life and prosperity.
To yin & awe I'll toss a piece of coal on yir fire, wish you awe Long Life & Prosperty
David A with the severe low temperature you are enduring in Canada I'll throw in a bag of coal. Awe the best
Lang may yer's too! Peter - it's now minus 9 (8.00 p.m.) now projected minus 20 for midnight! We are choosing a high point above the city, and we'll be staying in the car until midnight! When we'll do a sharp Auld Lang Syne in the elements, watch the fireworks for a bit, then unthaw in our trusty (I pray!) little Ford Escape. Give me your email address and I'll send you pics!
All the very best to you, John, and Angie and Oracle!
I too would like to send my very best wishes to all the regular contributors to this
forum for a happy, healthy and hopefully more prosperous new year (I won't hold my breath for the latter but we must have hope, if nothing else).