Talk:See You Later, Alligator
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Quite perfect! 220.127.116.11 12:07, 29 January 2006 (UTC) Stephan KŒNIG, French Wikipedian
What does it mean?
For a common Norwegian this seems like an greeting with no meaning in the first hand. Is it so? Sindre
- It's just a rhyme: "later ... alligator"; "awhile ... crocodile". If you want a literal meaning it's simply, "Goodbye." 23skidoo 17:08, 7 April 2006 (UTC)
- Ah-ha, so it's Robert Guidry who I blame for the massive proliferation of this phrase, eh? I swear that every American child between the ages of four and six repeat this phrase over and over and over and over... ekedolphin 09:15, 3 May 2006 (UTC)
- I don't know if Guidry aka Bobby Charles exactly invented the phrase, but since he wrote the song that popularized it, he's as good a guy to blame as any! 23skidoo 12:07, 3 May 2006 (UTC)
I always heard it as "In awhile crocodile"
- It's possible that this is how the response was spoken in regular use, but both Charles and Haley clearly use "after 'while, crocodile" in their lyrics. 23skidoo 23:22, 18 September 2006 (UTC)