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Friday, 4 January 2008

Phrase of the Day 175: 'So long!'

"So long!"

definition: goodbye (concluding remark at parting)

example: 'So long, see you later.'

origin: So-long came from the Arabic salaam and the Hebrew shalom.



1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

I'd suggest that 'So Long' deries from the Irish (Gaelic) word 'Slan' meaning 'Goodbye' pronounced Slaan.