In parts of the Southern United States, the leave-taking phrases come and go home with me, come go home with us, and come home with us don’t mean that the departing guest is literally inviting the host to come along. The host’s equivalent is often something like you ought to just spend the night, which usually isn’t a literal invitation, either. Both are simply courteous ways of saying that it’s time for the gathering to wind down even though they sure would like it to continue.

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