Best wishes

  namtas 00:00 01 Jan 2010

Wishing you all the very best wishes for 2010

  wolfie3000 00:10 01 Jan 2010

happy new year to all.

  Strawballs 00:28 01 Jan 2010

happy new yr all namtas that's timeing

  Kevscar1 00:42 01 Jan 2010

Happy New Year Guys and Gals.
Who will be the first one to admit they havemboken their resolution.

  User-1229748 00:48 01 Jan 2010

yes happy new year to everyone :o)

  Forum Editor 01:17 01 Jan 2010

a Happy and peaceful New year to everyone.

  Brumas 09:17 01 Jan 2010

Lang may your lum reek etc. etc. Happy New Year to all who frequent these hallowed halls :o)

  bri-an 10:07 01 Jan 2010

"..wi' ither fowks coal" - I presume!!
Best Wishes to All.

  Brumas 11:51 01 Jan 2010

I was taught this doggerel by a Scottish pal of mine and his version was thus :- (excuse my spelling of his words)

Lang may yer lum reek
and may yer pipie dockle
a million jawdies in yer pouch
an whisky in yer bottle!

A translation from our Scottish contingent would be appreciated?

  namtas 11:59 01 Jan 2010

I was told many years ago when I lived in Northumberland that this was Scottish a lum was a chimney and reek meant to smell. So presumably the loose meaning for this part was "may you long have a fire burning.

  bri-an 12:14 01 Jan 2010

Second line I've not heard; and could 'jawdies' possibly have been 'bawbies' - that would make sense. (Bawbies = cash)

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