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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Jan 26 17:37:18 UTC 2016


> On Jan 26, 2016, at 12:11 PM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> In my experience, recorded messages (eg, from my pharmacy) still use
> goodbye.

Maybe the pharmacy is afraid that if you didn't have a good day you might sue them for fraud.

LH

> On Jan 26, 2016 12:03 PM, "Benjamin Barrett" <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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>> Poster:       Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM>
>> Subject:      Re: "have a good day" = "goodbye"
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>> FWIW, Bilbo Baggins uses =E2=80=9Cgood morning=E2=80=9D to this effect =
>> in _The Hobbit_. BB
>> 
>>> On 26 Jan 2016, at 07:16, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:
>>> =20
>>> 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".
>>> =20
>>> =20
>>> Has the telephone habit been written about?
>>> =20
>>> Joel
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