|Sunset at Chez Sarge|
The 2nd of January
Obviously (or perhaps not) the title is German and would be the kind of thing one says in Germany on New Year's Day. And that's the only hint you'll be getting from Yours Truly.
How's that particular phrase flow in other languages? Mind you I'm limiting this to human-spoken languages only. I am a computer guy and know multiple computer languages, ALL of which are boring beyond belief. Besides which, computers have no soul, so who cares whether or not they wish you a Happy New Year?
Here we go:
Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! Dutch
Godt nytår! Danish
Gott nytt år! Norwegian
Gott nytt år! Swedish
Bonne année French
Feliz Año Nuevo Spanish
Feliz Ano Novo Portuguese
새해 복 많이 받으세요 (Saehae bog manh-i bad-euseyo) Korean
新年おめでとう (Shin'nen'omedetō) Japanese
祝您新年快乐 (Zhù nín xīnnián kuàilè) Chinese (simplified)
С Новым годом (S Novym godom) Russian
Note the similarities between Danish, Norwegian and Swedish! A friend of mine in NATO who spoke Swedish (and Dutch, and English and prolly a couple of others as well) told me that spoken Danish, Norwegian and Swedish are very similar. The written languages have some differences (as you can see).
Also note how similar Spanish and Portuguese are, a Portuguese buddy of mine assures me that they are very similar. Though he describes Portuguese as badly-pronounced Spanish, I'm sure other people of the Portuguese persuasion may differ with that assessment.
All right, now that I've bored you completely to tears (forgot all about the ee-jits in Washington though didn't ya?) let's move on to something else.
Well, I was going to write about something else, but I was called down to assist with an iPad question the Missus had. It being a new year, I resolved to try and help. Bad mistake.
For you see, in 2012 I discovered that I had a passionate, perhaps unreasoning hatred of the iPad. I had resolved to never touch one again, ever. But the Missus had a question and I thought "How hard can this be?"
Well, not hard at all. Just frustrating as hell. So here I am, POed once again at the iPad. All possible trains of thought have gone astray, so I must end here. But a little pipe music to start the year perhaps?