Make Your Editor Cry: Goodbye, Good Night

Make Your Editor Cry: Goodbye, Good Night

The words “good night” are always written as two words. The word “goodbye” is always written as one word.

Goodbye morphed out of a common initialization which stood for “God Be With Ye” used to close a written letter many centuries ago. Thus goodbye is always one word.

The common usage of the initialization goodbye has now made the incorrect spelling “goodnight” as one word instead of the correct two words “good night” a commonly accepted mistake overlooked by many word processors.

Get it right. Good night and goodbye.

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