What a word! Wishing you and yours all the very best too, Patsy!
Thanks, Rosemary. Hope you're having fun.
Hi Patsy - as Rosemary says ... what a word .. but so interesting to be 'told' about .. I like the bubbly stuff! You too - have a lovely time with all the festive spirit ... cheers Hilary
Thanks, Hilary. We're enjoying our trip - and wine!
A very seasonal word, but who would have thought it? I'm still puzzling how to say it. Maybe after a few drinks it doesn't matter! Thanks for all your entertaining posts throughout the year Patsy and a very happy Christmas to you and Gary.
I suspect pronounciation is easier after a few sips of your favourite drink, Maggie.
a guy's gotta learn every dayHogmanay (Scots: [ˌhoɡməˈneː], Scottish English: [ˌhɔɡməˈneː] hog-mə-nay) is the Scots word for the last day of the year and is synonymous with the celebration of the New Year (Gregorian calendar) in the Scottish manner. It is normally followed by further celebration on the morning of New Year's Day (1 January) or, in some cases, 2 January—a Scottish Bank Holiday. The origins of Hogmanay are unclear, but may be derived from Norse and Gaelic observances. Customs vary throughout Scotland, and usually include gift-giving and visiting the homes of friends and neighbours, with special attention given to the first-foot, the first guest of the new year.
I'm an education to you, aren't I Mac? ;-)
Am hoping I have "zymurgy" to get through New Year's Eve. Yuk-yuk! Thanks to Mr. Wheeler for the explanation of hogmanay.
Hope you do too, Oscar.
Merry Christmas, Patsy, and a wonderful 2016.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Patsy.
Thank you, Keith.
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