Origin of the word Hello


‘Hello’ is literally the first word, most of the people say, when they pick up the phone.
I am very sure you also do it ignorantly, but there lies definitely a history behind it.
The Learning Brush will unturn the chapters to reveal the mystery of Hello !

The credit of using the word ‘Hello’ to answer the phone goes to Thomas Edison.It slowly became the standard term for answering calls orĀ  greeting someone.


The word ‘Hello’ is a variation of English greeting ‘Hullo’.When Alexander Graham Bell invented the phone on 1876, he preferred to use ‘Ahoy’ which is primarily a nautical greeting.


Thomas Edison mistakenly heard a person say ‘Hullo’ on the phone, he responded with the ‘Hello’. 2016-08-19-21-13-57
He started with the use of Hello as a standard greeting when using the telephone to get the attention of the person on the other line.

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Sonal Gupta Founder of The Learning Brush 'Kids and Colours paint my life's canvas - Beautiful !' The Learning Brush is my effort to metamorphose the learning process into an interesting series to follow.I love experimenting with my set of colours and brushes to create an educational piece of art.I keep reading books and exploring to learn 'something about everything' and 'everything about something'.

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