[Ads-l] "have a good day" = "goodbye"

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 26 17:11:56 UTC 2016


In my experience, recorded messages (eg, from my pharmacy) still use
goodbye.
On Jan 26, 2016 12:03 PM, "Benjamin Barrett" <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> FWIW, Bilbo Baggins uses =E2=80=9Cgood morning=E2=80=9D to this effect =
> in _The Hobbit_. BB
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> > On 26 Jan 2016, at 07:16, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:
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> > The standard ending for a business telephone conversation seems to =
> have cha=3D
> > nged from "goodbye" to "have a good/great day".=3DC2=3DA0 Just as the =
> end of an=3D
> > in person business encounter is now also "have a good/great day".
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> > Has the telephone habit been written about?
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> > Joel
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