The #Mensa Blog
Thursday, January 01, 2004
 
Dutch, Celts, Hogs and Understatements
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Wenda> Were did you go for Hogmanay, ReinoudH?
ReinoudH> Hogmanay= ?
Wenda> it is a Celtic word I believe
Wenda> peterre should know
ReinoudH> well, I'm no celt ...
Wenda> clanger most certainly would
clanger> and oddly, I don't know the origin of hogmanay
clanger> it may be a corruption of oidhche bliadhna ur
ReinoudH> the word 'corruption' may be an understatement, however ....

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