Monday, July 21, 2008

CHOW! Tchau! Ciao!

Here is a similar word in three languages:


The first is like saying 'goodbye' in portuguese, although they also say 'adeus' for longer goodbyes. The second is saying 'goodbye' in Italian, and of course they have a similar phrase in italian for longer goodbyes.  Most of you will be familiar with the third.  Chow in english is either something you feed your dog, something you do, or a name of a Chinese friend.  So the similarities stick with the latin-based languages, but the germanic english is on its own.  Oh english, you're so silly.  You're the non-conformist of the european community. Thank goodness.

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