I’M SO ANGRY
SOME 16TH CENTURY ASSHOLE WROTE “GOD B W YE” IN A LETTER AS AN ABBREVIATION FOR “GOD BE WITH YE”
AND IT APPEARED AS “GODBWYE”
WHICH WAS THEN READ AS “GOODBYE”
AND THAT’S WHY WE SAY “GOODBYE”
BECAUSE OF 16TH CENTURY CHAT SPEAK
JFC IT’S TRUE:
“Origin of GOOD-BYE:
alteration of God be with you
First Known Use: circa 1580” - X
I would say “Oh, English, never change”, but if it didn’t we wouldn’t have people tearing their hair out over something equally ridiculous six hundred years from now.
I was sitting watching Hannibal a couple of hours ago, and Will Graham was having a horrible time of things (as per usual) trying to explain things to people who refused to listen (as per usual), and all of a sudden I got a really clear mental image of him looking pained and uncertain saying, “I try to be my best.”
Long story short, I need someone to talk me out of writing a Hannibal/Dollhouse crossover where Will is actually an Active commissioned by Jack Crawford to help the F.B.I. catch serial killers, with Dr. Bloom as his handler, and Hannibal figuring out that he isn’t real and deciding to screw with his head to see how deep the illusion goes.
…this makes TOO MUCH SENSE.