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Which is the usual response to See you later, Alligator?
A. Don't You Wish, Angelfish
B. After A While, Crocodile
C. So I've Heard, Mockingbird
D. Not If I See You First

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Asked by Alfred Hook, Last updated: Jun 02, 2020

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B. Mary

Health comes first, and I happen to know a lot about health.

B. Mary, Health Care manager, MHA(Master's In Healthcare Administration), Raleigh, North Carolina

Answered Mar 17, 2020

The usual response that you will hear when you use “See you later, Alligator.” is going to be, “In a while, Crocodile.” There are a lot of people who still use this right now even though they do not know why they are supposed to use this. The best thing that you can do is to understand why this is being used. The main reason is very simple. This is being used right now because they rhyme. It is obvious that later and alligator rhyme with each other. While and crocodiles also rhyme with each other. These lines actually became famous when they were used in a song that became popular in the 1950s.
 

B. Mary

Health comes first, and I happen to know a lot about health.

B. Mary, Health Care manager, MHA(Master's In Healthcare Administration), Raleigh, North Carolina

Answered Mar 16, 2020

The correct answer to this question is B, After A While, Crocodile. A person may also see In A While, Crocodile which is a similar response to the correct answer. The two responses are linked together because they rhyme. The type of rhyme the statements have is an internal rhyme. The words later and alligator rhyme, as well as crocodile and while. These phrases appeared in the 1950s and have stood the test of time, as they are still relevant today. The credit to these phrases go to the group Bill Haley and the Comets, who had a song titled “See You Later, Alligator”.
 

B. Mary

Health comes first, and I happen to know a lot about health.

B. Mary, Health Care manager, MHA(Master's In Healthcare Administration), Raleigh, North Carolina

Answered Mar 12, 2020

The usual response to “See you later, alligator.” is “In a while, crocodile.” There are some people who think that this is a response that is normally used by the younger generation, but actually, the main reason why this is being used is that they rhyme with each other. The exchange just seems to be good, especially when you are especially close to someone.

Some say that this slang originated when the younger generation started using this. This catchphrase is normally used when people are about to part ways, and they are promising that they are going to see each other someday. Make sure that you know the exact terms that you can use to answer the catchphrase.

 

f.Isabellai

F.Isabellai

Answered Sep 20, 2017

The usual response to “see you later, alligator” is “in a while, crocodile”. The link between the responses is unknown to younger generations, but the real reason is actually just that they rhyme. There is internal rhyme in both responses. “Later” and “alligator” rhyme, while “while” and “crocodile” rhyme. The two phrases came about in the 1950s, because it was seen as cool to have responses that rhymed.

As the 1950s passed, so did the phase of having phrases that rhymed. There is a song from the time period that made the phrases famous, sung by Bill Haley and the Comets. The title of the song is “See You Later, Alligator”, and one of the following lyrics is “in a while, crocodile”. The phrases have stuck around.

 

Alfred Hook

Alfred Hook

Answered Aug 22, 2017

After A While, Crocodile
 

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