Lists: Good-bye words

July 16, 2009: Issue 298

As managing editor Kathleen Armentrout prepares to leave us, let’s take a look at how to spell and punctuate some terms of farewell:
adios
arrivederci
au revoir
bye-bye
ciao
Godspeed
good-bye
sayonara
shalom
ta-ta

And then there are these three, which rarely confuse anyone but still apply today:
good luck
thanks for everything
we’ll miss you

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