How did you spend New Year’s Eve? In Austria, we usually waltz to Strauss’s Blue Danube Waltz – but what do the English do? THEIR song is an old Scottish folk tune – Auld lang syne. Just watch the following scene from “Harry and Sally”:

– What does this song mean? My whole life I don’t know what this song means. I mean “Should old acquaintance be forgot” – does that mean that we should forget old acquaintance? Or does it mean that if we happen to forget them, we should remember them, which is not possible, because we already forgot.” “Well, maybe it just means that we should remember that we forgot them or something. Anyway, it’s about old friends…”

acquaitance = Bekanntschaft; happen to do something = zufällig etwas tun; remember = sich erinnern

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