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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 ...

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 ...

How did 'Hello' come to be used as a greeting over the phone ...

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Sep 26, 2010 ... Before 'Hello' became popular, telephone operators started ... The first word used to answer the phone was the nautical greeting '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 ...

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.

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 ...

Who invented Hello? | Pitara Kids Network

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Webster's dictionary kept printing 'hello' as a greeting word even as Alexander Graham Bell rejected the greeting all his life! He insisted on saying 'Ahoy, Ahoy'!

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 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 ...

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

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Aug 3, 2014 ... This Greek word appears to share PE roots with German heil which is also a ... Hi and hey (according to all sources) have their origins in the ...