Jan 10, 2008


This is mine and my fiance's favorite word. This word became popular because of the movie Ghost, starring Patrick Swayze as Sam and Demi Moore as Molly on 1990.

Main Entry: 1dit·to
Pronunciation: \ˈdi-(ˌ)tō\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural dittos
Etymology: Italian ditto, detto, past participle of dire to say, from Latin dicere — more at diction
Date: circa 1639
1 : a thing mentioned previously or above —used to avoid repeating a word —often symbolized by inverted commas or apostrophes
2 : a ditto mark

A scene from the movie Ghost:
(Source: Wikipedia)

After saying a final goodbye to Oda Mae, he shares a final kiss with Molly and tells her he loves her, to which she responds with "ditto". Sam then walks off into the bright light (presumably to Heaven).

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