28 September 2016
‘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 or 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’.
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.