Sunday, December 30, 2007

Lang May Yer Lum Reek!


HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Wishing you all the very best this new year!!

(Lang may yer lum reek!
A Scottish salutation wishing long life and prosperity. Literally, long may your chimney smoke.
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19 comments:

Lins Honeyman said...

You too, HGF. Feel nice and warm now! May 2008 be a great year for you and yours.

dogwithnobrain said...

Absolutely!

Hey - Guess what, Hubby brought me back a jumper from the shop RIGHT IN the middle of that distance shot... Guess what the shop was called..


The Wellie Boot Stop!

they're all wellied on life too.

Endlessly restless said...

HGF - have a good new year, and much happy blogging in the year to come.

His Girl Friday said...

Hi Lins and ER,
thanks, and blessing for you and yours!! :)

Hi DWNB,
thanks for stopping by...funny about the shop! Happy New Year!

storyteller said...

Hi - I finally made it here to check the official meaning. I looked it up in Google and it said, "Live long and prosper" … so I wondered who was related to Spock, the Vulcan from Star Trek. I see their definition was close, but missed the mark a bit. May 2008 bring peace, joy and wonder!
Hugs and blessings,

laurie said...

ooh, i like that. i hadn't heard that expression.

though i did just wish a good friend Happy Hogmanay on dec. 31...

His Girl Friday said...

Hi Laurie, welcome!
yes, when I first heard that, I hadn't been much up on my Scots so my (Scottish)friend translated.

Scots said...

..... wi other folks coal!!!

Happy New Year to you!! xx

Pitima said...

Mis mejores deseos para tí en este nuevo año.
Feliz 2008!!!.
Abrígate que creo que hace frío por ahí.
Besos.

Yolanda said...

and to you too.

Mrs Successful said...

When I read the comment from dogwithnobrain I remembered that there's a shop in Tyndrum, Scotland called the Green Welly Stop and really is a great place to stop. Nothing to do with me but you might just want to visit... ... ... http://www.thegreenwellystop.co.uk/

All these "Lang May Yer Lum Reek" New Year Greetings are so 'warming' and I just want to say that a lot of us Scots don't have lums anymore, but we still treasure the saying. xx

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Anonymous said...

RE: "Lang may yer lum reek!"

Oh thank goodness! I thought it was a Scottish saying that mean't: "Long may your bum reek!"

His Girl Friday said...

Ah, good to clear that up then! Wishes like that would be rather counterproductive to long friendships and invitations to tea. ;)