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    Talk to you soon/later

    Hi Group,

    I just wanna know the difference, between this way to say good-bye. Talk to you later and talk to you soon, means basically the same thing or not? or it depends, on the context and the way you say it?

    Thanks in advance,
    Antonio.

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    Re: Talk to you soon/later

    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio
    Hi Group,

    I just wanna know the difference, between this way to say good-bye. Talk to you later and talk to you soon, means basically the same thing or not? or it depends, on the context and the way you say it?

    Thanks in advance,
    Antonio.
    Talk to you later , like "Hello. How are you?", is what's known as a stock phrase/clause. Aside from greetings and leave takings, they don't carry all that much information. Talk to you soon[/i], on the other hand, although it too is stock, carries a wee bit of meaning to it: "soon" means, shortly, so if you use it be aware: your friend just might be expecting you to call back or meet up with her/him later on that day or in the week. :D

    All the best, :D

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    'Laters'is often used in the UK nowadays with a similar meaning.

    l8rs

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    l8rs
    What's l8rs? :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    l8rs
    What's l8rs? :)
    It looks like eighteen years, doesn't it? Hehe. It's actually,

    "l" as in 'lmnop'
    "8" as in 'eight' or 'ate'
    "r" as in "r"
    "s" as in "s" ==> laters ==> l8rs :D

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    Gr8 explanation, Cas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Gr8 explanation, Cas.
    Nice2CU,2. :D

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    eye see. ThanQ2. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    eye see. ThanQ2. :D
    Qt1 :D

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    Qt! ????

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