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toodleloo

Post by Archived Topic » Fri Feb 05, 1999 12:00 am

What is the origin of the saying "toodleloo" used to mean goodbye?
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Post by Jonathon Green » Sat Feb 06, 1999 8:00 am

Either the 'tooting' of a horn as a coach moves off, or French 'à tout à l'heure', goodbye.
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