saying goodbye

The Ways We Say Goodbye

by Melannie Svoboda SND on August 22, 2016

(I am taking a little vacation from writing this blog. So today and next Monday I am running two of my earlier reflections. This one is from July 22, 2013. I will resume writing new reflections on Monday September 5.) When we part from another person, we ordinarily say “goodbye” in English. The etymology of […]

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The Ways We Say Goodbye

by Melannie Svoboda SND on July 22, 2013

When we part from another person, we ordinarily say “goodbye” in English. The etymology of the word “goodbye” is interesting. It is derived from the phrase “God be with you.”  If you squish the four words together, you will come up with “goodbye.” 

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