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Re: Toodle-oo

Posted by Marcus on December 23, 2000

In Reply to: Re: Toodle-oo posted by ESC on December 21, 2000

: : Toodleloo or toodles is used as a way of saying good-bye and it was suggested that the origin might be.. I'm off "to the loo".

: : Does anyone know?

: It's a British thing. Here's what it says in "The Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang" by John Ayto and John Simpson (Oxford University Press, Oxford & New York, 1996):
: TOODLE-OO int. Also tootle-oo. Brit. Dated. Goodbye. Also toodle-, tootle-pip. 1907- Standard. Toodlepip to the poor British Exec . Origin unknown; perhaps from 'toot' noun, short blast on a horn.

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