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Anyone know the use of the persian/arabic: Khudah Hafiz?

Informal? Archaic?[edit]

I hear "goodbye" used quite often. It's usually considered quite formal here, and is replaced by "bye" or "see you" in casual conversation. =/ --Bran

IT may be less familiar, but I hear goodbye all the time. It is therefore not at all archaic (which means that it isn't used anymore, except by authors who wish to write in the quaint language of a bygone era). The latest time I heard goodbye was from the automated answer service that answered a phone call I made last week. --EncycloPetey 17:58, 24 June 2007 (UTC)

Transitional forms[edit]

This cites a middle english abbreviation as the only transitional form, others appear through the Elizabethan period, such as God bye ye in Hamlet [1]. It isn't as if they just began using Goodbye all the time. Lithoderm 19:24, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

good bye[edit]

Hello, I saw that good bye has been deleted. I am not a native speaker so the answer may be obvious. Does good bye really not exist (is it a mistake, ...)? Pamputt (talk) 06:13, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

It is an alternative form. I will create it. --Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 06:15, 1 September 2012 (UTC)
Ok thanks. Pamputt (talk) 07:42, 1 September 2012 (UTC)

Synonyms seem wrong.[edit]

I really don't think good morning is a synonym for goodbye. I think this should be removed or cited, because as far as I'm aware good morning is exclusively a greeting.