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Re: Toodle-loo - french origin hypothesis

Posted by James Briggs on May 25, 2004

In Reply to: Toodle-loo - french origin hypothesis posted by Jacqui on May 25, 2004

: My own un-expert opinion is that the origin of toodle-loo came from "tout a l'heure", french for see you later. When living in France I noticed how it was used in the same light manner as our english "toodle-loo". In fact, they pronounce it very similarly, "toodle-ur". But, again no dictionary supports my hypothesis.

That's been suggested before on this forum with, sadly, no documented support. Pity,it's such a good idea.
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