You know the routine.  Some one says “have a nice day” and then you need something polite to respond back with.  In those circumstances I prefer the word, likewise.

In print the word has seen a steady decline in popularity since the 1800s.

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I personally enjoy this word because in part because of its uniqueness.  Not only is it not used very often, but it’s a mirror to the sentiment being offered.  It’s perfect for most situations.  Give it a try.

Origin of likewise

1400–50; late Middle English; earlier in like wise in a like way.

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