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MyGoodRiddance at first was intended to be a photo blog of an amateur photographer but as time went by she realized that she has a lot of things to say and a lot of things to bid farewell to, eventually the blog became a personal blog not only bidding farewell to bad rubbish but a celebration of her life and a showcase of appreciation to people who are dear to her or sometimes just a random speak about music or fashion. The author uses the mygoodriddance pseudo name to hide her identity during those times when she felt that internet was an unsafe world but after going around and meeting good people she realized that the nitezen generally are not bad and she became more comfortable wearing her own name Levz.

This blog has been living since early 2009 and thanks to all those who followed, visited, stayed, read and gave their thoughts and comments. To those who are to follow and wish to read all her fancy thoughts kudos to you for keeping her company in this amazing technology driven world. Her world is a nice world to live in, good or bad she still manage to bid her riddance to bad rubbish!

Thank you!


Nature of the word Good Riddance

Good Riddance:  An expression of pleasure on being rid of some annoyance- Usually an Individual.

Origin
'Riddance' is now so completely associated with this little phrase that it is rarely, if ever, seen out alone. The only sort of riddance on offer these days is a good one. It wasn't always thus. In the 16th century riddance was a general-purpose noun and meant 'deliverance from' or 'getting rid of'. The first adjectives to be linked with the word were fare/happy/gladsome and, in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, 1600, Portia wishes the Prince of Morocco 'a gentle riddance'.
A very early use of riddance comes in John Rastell's poem, Away Mourning, circa 1525:
I haue her lost,
For all my cost,
Yet for all that I trowe
I haue perchaunce,
A fayre ryddaunce,
And am quyt of a shrew.
Shakespeare appears to be the coiner of 'good riddance', in Troilus and Cressida, 1606:
Thersites: I will see you hanged, like clotpoles, ere I come any more to your tents: I will keep where there is wit stirring and leave the faction of fools.
[Exits]
Patroclus: A good riddance.
The phrase is often extended and emphasized as 'good riddance to bad rubbish' or, as that extended form was first coined, 'good riddance of bad rubbish'. Tobias Smollett used the phrase in a none too friendly comment, in The Critical Review, 1805:
But we are sorry ... to consider Mr. Pratt's writings as 'purely evil' ... we should really look upon this author's departure from the world of literature as a good riddance of bad rubbish. 

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