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Hello is a salutation or greeting in the English language. It is first attested in writing from 1833. ... Hello is alternatively thought to come from the word hallo ( 1840) via hollo (also holla, ......

A (Shockingly) Short History Of 'Hello' : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR

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Feb 17, 2011 ... Alexander Graham Bell hoped people would answer the phone with the word " ahoy." His rival, Thomas Edison favored another greeting — we ...

What is the origin of the word Hello? - Quora

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According to the OED, all three words originated as cries or exclamations to gain attention or express surprise, exultation, encouragement or some similar em...

Etymology of Hello : snopes.com

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Mar 17, 2014 ... Origins: While there certainly exist words that began their linguistic lives as people's names, hello does not belong in that category. This sorry ...

Hello where did that word come from??? - History in the Raw

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Jun 6, 2006 ... It had its origins with Mark Twain who did use it in a printed work and it .... The word 'hello' was created just because no one knew how to start a ...

Hello - Online Etymology Dictionary

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Fowler in the 1920s listed halloo, hallo, halloa, halloo, hello, hillo, hilloa, holla, ... as the word said in answering, over Alexander Graham Bell's suggestion, ahoy.

What's the origin of the word "hello"? | Yahoo Answers

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May 14, 2008 ... Best Answer: Word Origin: hello. Origin: 1885. Alexander Graham Bell's much- talked-about invention gave us not only the new word telephone ...

A (Shockingly) Short History Of 'Hello' | Langology

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He urged the people who used his phone to say “hello” when answering. His rival, Alexander Graham Bell, thought the better word was “ahoy.” Ahoy? “Ahoy,” it ...

Who invented Hello? | Pitara Kids Network - Pitara.com

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Legend has it that Thomas Alva Edison was the first to say hello over the telephone. ... Webster's dictionary kept printing 'hello' as a greeting word even as  ...

Saying 'Ahoy-Hoy' was at One Time the Preferred Way to Answer the ...

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Oct 23, 2011 ... The most popular theory as to the origin of “hoy” is that it derives from the Dutch word “hoi”, meaning “hello”. An alternate widely accepted ...

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Great 'Hello' Mystery Is Solved - NYTimes.com

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Mar 5, 1992 ... ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL invented the telephone. But Thomas Alva Edison coined the greeting. The word "hello," it appears, came straight ...

etymology - what are the origins of hi, hey, hello? - English ...

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Aug 3, 2014 ... ... expression) appears to be at the origin of 'hi', while 'hello' seems to ... cites the Spanish word "Hola" as having a Classical Greek origin in ...

Danger! What is the frantic origin of “hello?” (And the source of “hi ...

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Aug 9, 2010 ... We use hello several times a day to greet people or attract attention. But as prevalent as the word is, "hello" is relatively new. Hello came into ...