Did You Know? So Long

Did You Know?
Where does the phrase “So Long” come from?
When English sailors returned to England after their first voyage to East India, they brought with them an Indian salutation. The Indian word salaam means “good-bye”, but the best the tongue-tied sailors could do with salaam was “so long”. Before long, they had all of England mispronouncing salaam and “so long” became a stock phrase.