In a while crocodile sayings
Steve Irwin Quotes (Author of The Crocodile Hunter)
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The colloquial see you later, alligator , which originated in American English, is a catchphrase used on parting. The expected response is in , or after , a while, crocodile. Lots of the Hawaii-style slang can be credited to or blamed on the Mainland. Well the mails have brought literally hundreds of letters and postcards from youngsters all over the country. Here are just as few and catchphrases like: […] Melt down and float away: meaning get lost, drop dead, or in grown-up language, go away.
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View Full Version : Variations of "See you later, alligator"? Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil straightdope. Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks. Lately, when dropping off the female subordinate Claus at school, she has been proclaiming "See you later, alligator". I usually respond with the normal "after while, crocodile", but will occassionally offer a variant such as "toodle-oo, buckeroo", or "bye-bye, butterfly". A google search mainly turns up references to the lyrics of the Bill Haley and the Comets song, but I did find this list: See you later, alligator After while, crocodile Bye-bye, butterfly Give a hug, ladybug Toodle-oo, kangaroo See you soon, raccoon So long, King Kong Be sweet, parakeet Take care, polar bear Do any of you teeming millions have any to add so that I can expand the variety of my responses and broaden my child's horizons? Thanks, SC.