Monday, December 5

Tag: random knowledge

Why Do People Say HELLO?
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Why Do People Say HELLO?

Have you ever wondered why people say "Hello?" when they greet someone or pick up a phone call? Well, my random mind just did.So I looked up on the internet on why "Hello" is a common greeting in English, and in this case specifically, when you answer a phone call. Surprisingly, there was an interesting history behind this word.This word actually were not used for greetings in the first place. I know, I know. I too was like, what?According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the first published use of the word "hello" was in 1827. At that time, the word was not used as a common greeting as it is now.Originally, people in the 1830s said "hello" to attract attention. They would say, "Hello, what do you think you're doing?" where today we often replace with "Excuse me". They wo...