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Lang may yer lum reek

Manhattan skyline, February 2017

Another odd idiom – a Scots phrase wishing a long and healthy life, with a wish of long may your chimney smoke.

If you’d like to know more about the Scots language, Iona Fyfe explained it well on Michael Portillo’s coastal journey on BBC – click here.



Copyright Debbie Smyth, 8 February 2022

Posted as part of Becky’s SquareOdds

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