Americans expect to hear this song every New Year's Eve, but few know what the Scottish lyrics actually mean.
"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 acquaintances, or does it mean if we happened to forget them, we should remember them, which is not possible because we already forgot?" -Harry Burns, When Harry Met Sally