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post #16 of 69
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Originally Posted by Patrician View Post
Haha you're right, bad example. I'll fix that.

edit:fixed.

Well then, I think your sample dialogue is incorrect. I never have conversations that end so abruptly.
post #17 of 69
A rake from a former phase of my life favored the phrase "see you in the funny papers"
post #18 of 69
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Well then, I think your sample dialogue is incorrect. I never have conversations that end so abruptly.

You don't count. You're not Amurkin.
post #19 of 69
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Well then, I think your sample dialogue is incorrect. I never have conversations that end so abruptly.
Watch any american tv show and you'll see, they never say anything, they just hang up.
post #20 of 69
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Originally Posted by Teacher View Post
You don't count. You're not Amurkin.
But thee Amurkins they talk to me on the phone.
post #21 of 69
Thread Starter 
Not quite sure if this source qualifies, being Canadian and all, but I just found This! Edit: Aha! Edit2: Aha numero dos! Edit3: Aha numero tres!
post #22 of 69
DT.

Good bye.
post #23 of 69
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post
oh, crap: 12,634 posts and I've never finished one with 'good=bye".

I hope you'll all forgive me

l8r

Good point, this is a glaring omission on my part as well. Going forward I think I'll be closing posts with "peace out, bro-ham."

Peace out, bro-ham
post #24 of 69
What's with these threads lately? I've been noticing a lot of threads about perceived issues that don't actually exist.
post #25 of 69
This only happens in Entourage and the Wire.
post #26 of 69
This was my most recent conversation, not a good bye, or take care anywhere. I don't know if his Good Luck counted, but it was rather abrupt:

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post #27 of 69
I've never had a phone conversation with an friend that didn't end with good bye, it's just movies. Now, try having conversations with Koreans on the phone. "I'm busy today" "eeeeeeeeeeeen" "eeeen" *hangs up*
post #28 of 69
I've also noticed this about phone conversations in the movies. I think the abrupt end to phone calls is typically used to make the character seem dominant, decisive, big-timer, etc.
post #29 of 69
I like to end my phone calls by saying, "Suck it!"
post #30 of 69
It's really only on TV that phone conversations end with a clever remark and a hang-up without saying some form of bye and/or getting any acknowledgment from the other party.
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