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What is the original meaning of hello when you lift the phone n says hello

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Asked by kashyap, 07 Dec '10 12:15 pm
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The word "hello" originally comes from Old French "hola!", meaning "stop, there!". Now the term is used as an expression of greeting or salutation to someone. The term, "Hello", with that spelling, was initially used in publications as early as 1833, even before the invention of Telephone by Alexander Graham Bell.
Answered by Joseph Chacko, 07 Dec '10 12:55 pm

 
  
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Hello is a salutation or greeting in the English language. It is attested in writing as early as the 1830s.
Source: wikipedia
Answered by LIPSIKA, 07 Dec '10 12:21 pm

 
  
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As sms received by a q and a friend.(Vilas Pardhe)
when you lift the phone you say hello. do you know the real meaning of hello. it is the name of a girl. and do you know who that girl is. Margaret HELLO i. she was the girl friend of Graham Bell who invented the telephone. one can forget the name of Graham Bell but not his girl friend.
Answered by sharad sharad, 07 Dec '10 12:36 pm

 
  
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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. However, in 1877, Edison wrote to T.B.A. David, the president of the Central District and Printing Telegraph Company of Pittsburgh:
Friend David, I do not think we shall need a call bell as Hello! can be heard 10 to 20 feet away.
What you think? Edison - P.S. first cost of sender & receiver to manufacture is only $7.00.
Source: Wikipedia.
Answered by Dinesh Manaktala, 07 Dec '10 12:22 pm

 
  
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'You're welcome My love'
Answered by iqbal ahmed, 07 Dec '10 03:16 pm

 
  
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It is an expression of greeting.....
Answered by Vishwanath, 07 Dec '10 12:30 pm

 
  
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It's a greeting to wish for...
Answered by humtum, 07 Dec '10 12:22 pm

 
  
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