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Why do we say ' hello' the first thing on the phone?

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Asked by yashashri tawde, 07 Dec '10 11:13 am
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The use of hello as a telephone greeting has been credited to Thomas Edison; according to one source, he expressed his surprise with a misheard Hullo. Alexander Graham Bell initially used Ahoy (as used on ships) as a telephone greeting. Afterwards it had emerged as a custom.
Source: wikipedia
Answered by LIPSIKA, 07 Dec '10 11:31 am

 
  
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The use of Hello for answering the telephone is credited to Thomas Edison. Bell first used the words used by the navy, "Ahoy-hoy", In 1889 the telephone operators were known as "Hello-girls". This is only the use of the word for the telephone. The word "hello" has been used in print as early as the 1860's which predates the telephone. It may derive from an earlier form Hullo used in print as early as 1838 by Charles Dickens, and in common usage in most English speaking countries.

So the practice still continues.
Answered by gkr, 07 Dec '10 11:40 am

 
  
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I cam to know that the name of the inventer graham bell:s Girl friends name was margrette hello and hence from that day it was introduced
Answered by krish, 07 Dec '10 11:41 am

 
  
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To hear the voice from other side
Answered by AMRUTHA, 07 Dec '10 11:21 am

 
  
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You can say namaste or any other word also
Answered by rekha agarwal, 07 Dec '10 11:13 am

 
  
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