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

Benjamin Barrett mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 26 17:03:34 UTC 2016

FWIW, Bilbo Baggins uses “good morning” to this effect in _The Hobbit_. BB

> On 26 Jan 2016, at 07:16, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:
> The standard ending for a business telephone conversation seems to have cha=
> nged from "goodbye" to "have a good/great day".=C2=A0 Just as the end of an=
> in person business encounter is now also "have a good/great day".
> Has the telephone habit been written about?
> Joel

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