The other day I had the pleasure of seeing “Snow White & The Huntsman” which I must say is a summer blockbuster. I love the adaptation of Snow White because they’ve turned this fairy-tale into one for adults.
The one line in the movie that struck a chord was when Charlize Theron’s character said, “Farewell My Princess” because soon after I became curious about the origin of the term “Farewell.” I am not someone who uses the phrase but know a lot of people who do. I believe my spiritual growth and hunger is the reason why I wanted to learn the origin behind such a commonly used phrase.
“Farwell is a surname of English origin. At the time of the British Census of 1881, its relative frequency was highest in Dorset (84.1 times the British average), followed by Buteshire, Hampshire, Somerset, Surrey, Worcestershire, Cheshire, London and Northumberland.”
After many days of research I found “Answers.com” to also be enlightening:
“fond farewell means that although you may not see that person for a very long time, you are wishing them well, or blessing their future with fortune, because of the fondness or love that you have shared with them in the past.
There had to have been a bond or relationship or good times shared, for a farewell to be fond. But to farewell (without the fond bit) someone has the same meaning. So “fond farewell” is a reinforced phrase, a little of a truism.”
The phrase is a bit of a cliche.
This source might help: www.fond-farewell.com.
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Creativity and curiosity come at the weirdest periods in our lives but it’s only when we respond to the inquiry that we become knowledgeable people.