TITLE

Did You Know?

PUB. DATE
January 2003
SOURCE
World Almanac for Kids;2003, p104
SOURCE TYPE
Almanac
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Using the word "hello" as a greeting is only as old as the telephone, which was invented in 1876.Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, suggested that people say "ahoy" when they answered a ring, but this didn't catch on. "Hello" caught on instead. It is related to "hallo," a cry of surprise used in the mid-19th century.
ACCESSION #
8590772

 

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