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.
Gregg Bridgeman is the Editor-in-Chief at Olivia Kimbrell Press. He is husband to best-selling Christian author Hallee Bridgeman and parent to three. He continues to proudly serve in the US Armed Forces and has done so in either an active or reserve capacity for more than twenty years as an airborne and air assault qualified paratrooper, earning a Bronze Star for his service. Most importantly, he was ordained in October of 2001 after surrendering his life to Christ decades earlier.