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AAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!

weather: sunny
outside: 22°C
mood: pissy
Okay, I reallyreallyreally want my script to finish running so I can bury my head in my work. People are just annoying me, left, right and centre today.

"Adieu" is the WRONG TERM to use for "goodbye" unless you never intend to contact the person ever again. It literally translates as "to God" which implies a permanent parting.

I'm just a hairline away from saying something superlatively nasty about this, but I'll shut up now.

For crying out loud.

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brokenclay_
Jun. 19th, 2004 02:49 pm (UTC)
The formal German phrase for good-bye is Auf Wiedersehen, which means "until we see each other again", so it's analogous to au revoir or hasta la vista in Romance languages.

Interestingly enough, the old fashioned south German (Swabia, Bavaria, Austria) greeting upon meeting is Gruess Gott, literally "greet God".

One also hears Servus, which is from Latin, i.e, "your servant".
life_beautiful
Jun. 19th, 2004 09:34 pm (UTC)
Interesting. I only know a smidgen of German but want to learn more, definitely. Thanks for sharing!

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