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    #1

    you know their meanings?

    Native speaker uses "peace" to say goodbye, and why?
    They told me it was about the period of '60 to '64.

    Another one is the "on sixty minutes", what the hell does it mean?

    Thanks a million.

    Please don't surprise me again, just use a little of your swiftness. :P

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    Saying "Peace" to a friend or acquaintance upon parting is/was a way of saying "May nice things happen to you" or something like that. Also, having separate greetings or partings than most people is a way for people to identify themselves as part of a particular group and set themselves apart from everybody else.

    Sixty Minutes is a television show in the USA. If you are on Sixty Minutes you are on that TV show.

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    Thank you, Ronbee.
    But what do you mean by saying
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    Also, having separate greetings or partings than most people is a way for people to identify themselves as part of a particular group and set themselves apart from everybody else.:)
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    Thank again for your swiftness. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON
    Thank you, Ronbee.
    But what do you mean by saying
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Also, having separate greetings or partings than most people is a way for people to identify themselves as part of a particular group and set themselves apart from everybody else.:)
    ?

    Thank again for your swiftness. :P
    I'm not sure how to put it differently. People who identify themselves as members of a particular group may have a jargon that sets them apart from others. For example, lawyers often talk to each other in ways that the rest of us have difficulty understanding. People in the jazz world developed their own lingo called -- well, actually, I can't think of the name right now, but maybe somebody will see this posting and remind me of it.

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    Yeah , the so-called jargon can serve for your meaning.

    But does it have something to do with 'peace'?

    You are really helpful, Ronbee

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    Quote Originally Posted by AUTOMOON
    Yeah , the so-called jargon can serve for your meaning.

    But does it have something to do with 'peace'?
    Let's put it this way. People have different ways of saying "Goodbye!" to each other. Some people say "Bye!" Some people say "See ya!" Some people say "Later!" Some people say (or used to say) "Peace!"

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    You are really helpful, Ronbee
    Thank you.

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    SURE :)

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