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8th Jan '17 7:24:01 PM lakingsif
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Fun fact: "Hello" (or "hullo") used to be an expression of surprise or questioning (as in "Hullo, what's this?") until [[NewerThanTheyThink around the turn of the 20th century]] when it became the standard expression for answering the telephone. The modern use and spelling was "invented" by Thomas Edison; the first use of it with modern spelling was as a greeting in a letter from him to Alexander Graham Bell in 1887. [[note]] Hello, or rather "Hallu" from the hunting fields, was also the first recorded word, shouted by Edison to test Bell's prototype.[[/note]] (This would have been the rather nautical "Ahoy-hoy!" if Graham Bell had his way. [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Mr. Burns]] would approve.) From there it went on to become the catch-all greeting it is today. In French, "Bonjour"[[note]]Formal greeting[[/note]], "Salut"[[note]]Friendly/familiar greeting[[/note]] & "Allo"[[note]]Phone greeting[[/note]]. In Japan, they say "Konnichiwa" or (on the phone) "Moshi moshi" (which has a similar [[NoodleIncident quirky origin story]]). However, lots of countries do include some variant of "Hello" or "Allo" even if only for answering the phone. Interestingly, the German "Hallo" is still also used to express surprise or disbelief, but it's probably more likely in Austria than in Germany. The standard Spanish greeting, "Hola" (which comes from French via Old German, so it shares an origin with the English word "Hello") is also used to express surprise or disbelief (usually with a tinge of exasperation) when formulated as a question ("¿Hola?")

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Fun fact: "Hello" (or "hullo") used to be an expression of surprise or questioning (as in "Hullo, what's this?") until [[NewerThanTheyThink around the turn of the 20th century]] when it became the standard expression for answering the telephone. The modern use and spelling was "invented" by Thomas Edison; the first use of it with modern spelling was as a greeting in a letter from him to Alexander Graham Bell in 1887. [[note]] Hello, or rather "Hallu" from the hunting fields, was also the first recorded word, shouted by Edison to test Bell's prototype.[[/note]] (This would have been the rather nautical "Ahoy-hoy!" if Graham Bell had his way. [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Mr. Burns]] would approve.) From there it went on to become the catch-all greeting it is today. In French, "Bonjour"[[note]]Formal greeting[[/note]], "Salut"[[note]]Friendly/familiar greeting[[/note]] & "Allo"[[note]]Phone greeting[[/note]]. In Japan, they say "Konnichiwa" or (on the phone) "Moshi moshi" (which has a similar [[NoodleIncident quirky origin story]]). However, lots of countries do include some variant of "Hello" or "Allo" even if only for answering the phone. Interestingly, the German "Hallo" is still also used to express surprise or disbelief, but it's probably more likely in Austria than in Germany. The standard Spanish greeting, "Hola" (which comes from French via Old German, so it shares an origin with the English word "Hello") is also used to express surprise or disbelief (usually with a tinge of exasperation) when formulated as a question ("¿Hola?")
("¿Hola?") and, finally, in the United Kingdom "hello" is still used to express surprise (often in a variation on the phrasing "ooh, hello") alongside being a (progressively more formal) greeting.
3rd Jan '17 9:44:05 AM WildeOscar
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* A running gag on ''Series/LaverneAndShirley'' was when somebody (usually Laverne) would say something about something dumb or disgusting, Lenny and Squiggy would barge in and Squiggy always yelled "Hello!"
3rd Jan '17 9:39:34 AM WildeOscar
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** The Stooges' sung "hellos" were often quoted on ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000''.
2nd Jan '17 2:31:21 PM nombretomado
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** "Oh, Hey! You're the lady from the test! Hi!" Both times, GLaDOS wasn't happy.

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** "Oh, Hey! You're the lady from the test! Hi!" Both times, GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] wasn't happy.
26th Dec '16 3:32:27 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[Series.DeadRingers Dead Ringers]]'': "HELLO! I'M {{BRIAN BLESSED}}! WITH AN APPEAL! ON BEHALF! '''OF ''THE DEAF''!!!'''"

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* ''[[Series.DeadRingers Dead Ringers]]'': "HELLO! I'M {{BRIAN BLESSED}}! Creator/BrianBlessed! WITH AN APPEAL! ON BEHALF! '''OF ''THE DEAF''!!!'''"
24th Oct '16 12:57:25 PM igordebraga
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* Both Music/TheDoors and [[Music/PinkFloyd Roger Waters]] had songs called, "Hello, I Love You." Waters is also co-writer of "Comfortably Numb", referenced atop this page.

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* Both Music/TheDoors and [[Music/PinkFloyd Roger Waters]] had songs called, "Hello, [[Music/TheDoors Hello, I Love You." Waters is also love you, won't you tell me your name?]]
** Music/RogerWaters,
co-writer of "Comfortably Numb", referenced atop the first example in this page.folder, also has a song called "Hello, I Love You."



* [[Music/TheDoors Hello, I love you, won't you tell me your name?]]


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* [[Music/{{Megadeth}} "Hello, me,]] [[TalkingToThemself meet the real me!"]]


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* Motorola's slogan, which even plays during cellphone boot-ups, is "Hello Moto!"
23rd Oct '16 11:14:30 AM nombretomado
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* Tommy Cockles's catchphrase on ''TheFastShow''. Unfortunate when he was cast as 'Third Nazi' (a "role I made my own incidentally") in a wartime propaganda film: First Nazi: "Sieg heil!" Second Nazi: "Sieg heil!" Third Nazi: "Hello there!"

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* Tommy Cockles's catchphrase on ''TheFastShow''.''Series/TheFastShow''. Unfortunate when he was cast as 'Third Nazi' (a "role I made my own incidentally") in a wartime propaganda film: First Nazi: "Sieg heil!" Second Nazi: "Sieg heil!" Third Nazi: "Hello there!"
21st Oct '16 5:11:27 PM N1KF
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->''"{{Hello}}. {{My name is Inigo Montoya}}. {{You killed my father}}. {{Prepare to die}}."''

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->''"{{Hello}}. ->''"{{Hello}} {{My name is Inigo Montoya}}. {{You killed my father}}. {{Prepare to die}}."''



[[SelfDemonstratingArticle Hello.]]

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[[SelfDemonstratingArticle Hello.]]
Hello.
18th Sep '16 12:04:27 PM nombretomado
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* This is what [[{{asdfmovie}} Mine Turtle]] says. Typically [[ForegoneConclusion right before]] [[MadeOfExplodium exploding]].

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* This is what [[{{asdfmovie}} [[WebAnimation/{{asdfmovie}} Mine Turtle]] says. Typically [[ForegoneConclusion right before]] [[MadeOfExplodium exploding]].
9th Jul '16 11:05:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[SlaughterhouseFive Slaughterhouse-Five]]'', the standard greeting among Tralfamdorians, who see all of time at once and as unchangeable, is "Goodbye. Hello. Goodbye. Hello."

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* In ''[[SlaughterhouseFive Slaughterhouse-Five]]'', ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'', the standard greeting among Tralfamdorians, who see all of time at once and as unchangeable, is "Goodbye. Hello. Goodbye. Hello."



* LordOfTheRings: The standard Orcish greeting is "Ashdautas Vrasubatlat" -- "Someday I will kill you", the usual reply is "Nar Udautas" -- "Not today".

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* LordOfTheRings: ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'': The standard Orcish greeting is "Ashdautas Vrasubatlat" -- "Someday I will kill you", the usual reply is "Nar Udautas" -- "Not today".
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