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    Hogmanay

    It won't be long, do you know what it means?


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    Re: Hogmanay

    One of those lovely words that is sooooo obscure in origin. This link has some good information:

    The Scot Abroad: Chapter 5 - Influence of Manners - Part 4



    Hagmané, Hagmonay, n. [Obscurely related to OF. aguillanneuf, haguimenlo, etc., mod. Norman dial. hoguinané.] Hogmanay , the New-Year’s Eve gift; the word shouted in soliciting this. — [January 3rd], William Pattoun delatit to haue been singand hagmonayis on Satirday; 1604 Elgin Rec. II. 119. It is ordinary among some plebeians in the South of Scotland to go about from door to door upon New-years Eve, crying Hagmane; 1692 Presb. Eloq. (ed. 2) 82.


    Happy Hogmanay!

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    Whats all this about Plebeians in the South of Scotland going about from door to door?? Ha Ha

    A Guid New Year tae yin an' a' - Lang may yer lum reek!!

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    Re: Hogmanay

    Quote Originally Posted by curmudgeon View Post
    It won't be long, do you know what it means?
    Oh dear, I'm really showing my age here, but I learned all about Hogmanay back when I was a Bay City Rollers fan. (Ummm....I enjoyed their music while still in the womb, really....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Oh dear, I'm really showing my age here, but I learned all about Hogmanay back when I was a Bay City Rollers fan. (Ummm....I enjoyed their music while still in the womb, really....)

    HaHa! they're still about you know, I'm a Kenneth McKellar man myself

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