A day in the life -- today's Kuvaszok

12/30/18

BÚÉK - "'Boldog új évet kívánok' is a clattering shower of Uralic syllables meaning 'I wish you a Happy New Year.'"

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"For those of you still dependant [sic] on the Gregorian Calendar*,  I would like to wish you all a belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, or as we say in Hungary, BÚÉK! Hungarians love abbreviations, and BÚÉK stands in for 
'Boldog új évet kívánok' a clattering shower of Uralic syllables meaning 'I wish you a Happy New Year.'" 

"The Holiday season in Hungary is a bit different that the one we are accustomed to in the English speaking world (or the Prime Fringe Universe, if you wish.)  For one thing, Santa Claus comes on Dec. 6, but it is the baby Jesus Himself who puts out the children's gifts on the morning of Dec. 25. 

"The traditional Christmas roast turkey is replaced by the traditional Hungarian carp soup and slices of beigli, a dense poppy seed or nut roll cake that is related to a bagel on only the most distant verbal terms. Don't like carp soup? Too bad. You are going to eat carp soup."