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Whats real meaning of ''Hello''?
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1.       MrX67
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 26 Jun 2006 Mon 06:38 pm

have u ever think about if hello is a simple word or has a deep meaning?>>>>>>>http://www.specially4u.net/k/ins.html

2.       Aenigma
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 26 Jun 2006 Mon 06:43 pm

Well, another interesting thing about "hello" is that it did not exist in the English language until the invention of the telephone!! . Anything written "pre-telephone" does not contain this word. It was created as an "answer" when you pick up the phone... Weird eh? lol

3.       Beany
144 posts
 26 Jun 2006 Mon 06:47 pm

I think its strange the way in turkish you say alo when answering the phone but merhaba or selam in person. This is weird I think.

And the website is true hello has a deeper meaning also depending on who you say it to like to some young turkish men - helloooooooo or to my friends - hi

4.       MrX67
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 26 Jun 2006 Mon 06:47 pm

if only i could understand ur mean correct Aenigma,but seems my poor English not enough for thatBut i believe that a warm and sincere hello as agoldenkey for open all locked doors

5.       libralady
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 26 Jun 2006 Mon 07:35 pm

Hello is often not the first term to greet someone, it is normally "good morning" or "good afternoon" (formally) I always say hello on the phone at home but at work good morning or good afternoon. If I see friends I might say hi how are you, or long time no see. The more you think about it, really how often do you say "hello"?? What a puzzle

6.       MrX67
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 26 Jun 2006 Mon 07:39 pm

i'm dreaming a world the all people say hello to each other without any reason or by don't know each otherto say hello to someone,really need to know her/him?

7.       Beany
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 26 Jun 2006 Mon 07:41 pm

Yes I would like to know how to say hello in all languages because I hate language to be a barrier in communicating. I say hello to everyone in the street sometimes they think I'm weird but I don't mind

8.       MrX67
2540 posts
 26 Jun 2006 Mon 07:42 pm

i think the best hi which said without any reason and which said a stranger one

9.       HomeSick
137 posts
 30 Jun 2006 Fri 11:58 pm

Quoting MrX67:

i'm dreaming a world the all people say hello to each other without any reason or by don't know each otherto say hello to someone,really need to know her/him?



As long as you mean it, it is nice

Here, in most of the cities/towns in United States, everybody says "hello", "How are you doing?” to each other even to complete strangers.

I once experiment with this habit and replied one of the "Hello,How are you doing?" kind of approach with "Not good at all, it was a bad day ...”

She was stoned

She couldn’t reply or comment on my answer. I do not blame her since she didn't know anything about me. And if you think about it, how could one respond to such an answer from a complete stranger.

But anyway, it is a good habit.

10.       bliss
900 posts
 01 Jul 2006 Sat 04:43 am

Yes, that's right we do that here.It is very good custom to say Hello even to strangers and give them a smile. Some people think it is not genuine but I don't think so.
I had same experience 20 years ago and since that time the answer to the stranger's Hello is always positive and with huge smile like this

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