Funny ways of saying goodbye

Updated February 21, 2017

You might say goodbye to a friend you'll see the next day, a family member you rarely see or even to someone you'll never see again. Goodbyes are always bittersweet, but they're also a necessary part of life. Make the goodbye funny to bring out giggles rather than tears, especially when the situation is prefacing a long separation.

Rhyming Goodbyes

Using words that rhyme while saying goodbye is one option to add a little humour to the situation. Sayings like "See ya later, alligator" or "In a while, crocodile" are cute, sweet and funny at the same time. A rhyme gives the goodbye a lighthearted feeling and is typically used for those who meet often, such as classmates or co-workers who are also close friends.

Funny, Longwinded Sayings for Goodbye

Funny goodbyes are sometimes very longwinded, but end up humorous as a result. The website Listology gives examples like "May the forces of evil get lost on the way to your doorstep" and "May your teeth never be replaced by freshly ironed wool socks." These sayings take some time to get to the point, but end up sounding ridiculous and silly when they are finished.

Sweet and Romantic

A funny goodbye can also incorporate romance. A couple saying goodbye is more likely to have conflicted feelings about the farewell than, say, friends or relatives who'll see each other soon. The website Cool n Smart offers options for sweet and romantic goodbyes, such as "Every goodbye makes the next hello closer" and "You know you're in love when the hardest thing to do is say goodbye." The sayings add a touch of sweetness and humour to an otherwise bittersweet experience.

Short Goodbyes

Short and sweet goodbyes take only a moment to say, but leave a lasting impression. They are also sometimes funny in how they sound, such as "Ya'll come back now, ya'hear?" or "Godspeed" or even "Ta ta for now." Depending on the goodbye situation, you can use these short and sweet phrases on a large banner or poster, or for instant messaging or text messaging.

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Helen Jain has been writing online articles since December 2009 for various websites. She has studied English and psychology and hopes to get a Ph.D. in English in the future.