Year of the Sheep


#1

Happy New Year to all of you here on Segue, but especially to our Australasian and West Country friends, who must be looking forward to the new year with just a little more fondness than the rest of us.

:wink:


#2

Is it “Year of the Sheep” or “Year of the Ram”? “Sheep” sounds kinda wuss to me. Kind of like the “rooster/chicken” deal.

Any takers?


#3

Thanks Alleycat… that’s awfully kind of you. :unamused:

I’ll be sure to post some pictures of my own experiences with sheep soon.


#4

Ram, geddit?


#5

I’d be careful about using that picture Alleycat, some people may get a little offended. :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:


#6

To be picky for a moment, come February 1 it’s going to be a year of the goat – not sheep, not ram, not ewe. Goat.

While I’m at it, perhaps I can head off a few people from writing about the “Chinese lunar calendar.” The Chinese calendar is luni-solar, not lunar; otherwise, CNY would drift through the entire year and not always fall between January 21 and February 21 (inclusive).

www.pinyin.info/chinesenewyear/


#7

Offended by a little light-hearted–albeit a little risqué and a tad recycled–humor?

Nah.

The post is after all a sincere new year’s wish.


#8

Cranky wrote:

"To be picky for a moment, come February 1 it’s going to be a year of the goat – not sheep, not ram, not ewe. Goat. "

Allow me some poetic license, for gid’s sakes. :wink:

Anyway, the girls in the office were spamming me with cute sheep emails today, so I thought I’d return the favor. :smiling_imp:

I had to explain the Antipodean prediliction for Sheep flesh though before they caught the joke.


#9

[quote=“Alleycat”]Offended by a little light-hearted–albeit a little risqu


#10

JUBA, I TOLD YOU BEFORE! GET THE HELL OFF MY MOTOR BIKE AND IN FUTURE, MAKE YOUR GIRLFRIEND WEAR A HELMET! :wink:

And a Happy Hogmanay to you.


#11

Sorry, Alleycat, I didn’t mean to sound so, um, cranky. I don’t know who pissed in my porridge yesterday, but it wasn’t anybody in this thread.

Wishing everyone a happy new year of the creature of their choice. :smiley:


#12

Shouldn’t that be:

Wishing everyone a happy new year with the creature of their choice. :wink: