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

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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 :lol:

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

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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. :oops: (Ummm....I enjoyed their music while still in the womb, really....)
 

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Oh dear, I'm really showing my age here, but I learned all about Hogmanay back when I was a Bay City Rollers fan. :oops: (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 :lol:
 
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