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Strange History Of Everyday Greetings & Phrases

Hello? Don`t you know who I am?

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Suicism
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3672 Posts
Saturday, April 27, 2013 11:18:43 PM
This one's actually better: what $5 buys you around the world.

LandoGriffin
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4789 Posts
Saturday, April 27, 2013 6:12:38 PM
I would guess, by the way, that "Hello" is related to "Hail!" as a greeting

LandoGriffin
Male, 30-39, Western US
 4789 Posts
Saturday, April 27, 2013 6:07:18 PM
Alexander Graham Bell didn't say "Ahoy" - he wanted people to answer their telephone with the greeting "Hoy hoy!"

Also, saying "Hello" comes from the old German "Hallo" tells us absolutely nothing about what the word is supposed to mean.

And I agree that the story told here in no way is the first use of the phrase "Do you know who I am"

Baphxiii
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 76 Posts
Saturday, April 27, 2013 5:20:14 PM
Etymology is fun!

Gerry1of1
Male, 50-59, Western US
 33910 Posts
Saturday, April 27, 2013 4:34:59 PM

@ carmium How Do You Do

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