Auld Auld, a. See Old.
Old; as, Auld Reekie (old smoky), i. e., Edinburgh. Scot. &
Lang Lang, a. & adv.
Long. Obs. or Scot.
Syne Syne, adv. See Since.
1. Afterwards; since; ago. Obs. or Scot. –R. of Brunne.
2. Late, — as opposed to soon.
So “Auld Lang Syne” means “Old Long Since.” or “Old Long Afterwards.”
I don’t get it….
I think people were originally really trying to say “Old Long Since,” but they’d had one too many new years margaritas.
Posted by Red Scott @ 11:06 am