“Hello” Mystery Solved, It Wasn’t Alexander Graham Bell Who Said Hello

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What do you say when you pick up your call? “Hello,” of course. When someone introduces a friend, person, a relative and anybody, you say “hello.” How did hello come into existence?

There are many theories behind the mystery of saying hello. But are you one of them who believe this rumor that the greeting “Hello” was coined by Graham Bell? If yes, then you are believing a wrong fact.

Here are the perfect answers and facts for your all questions….

Theory no-1 Alexander Graham Bell’s Girlfriend?

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Rumor

According to a rumor, first theory is that after inventing the telephone, Graham Bell called his girlfriend whose name was Margaret Hello, The first word he uttered was “Hello” and this word became a greeting.

But this rumor isn’t based on any historical and true facts. Someone just made it up!

What was actually said during the first phone call?

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Alexander Graham Bell made the first call on March 10, 1876, to his assistant, Thomas Watson. He said “Mr. Watson–come here, I wanna see you.”

Bell was in favor of saying “Ahoy” instead of “Hello”

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Bell was insisting on “Ahoy!” as a proper way to answer the telephone calls. Ahoy derived from the Dutch “hoi,” meaning “hello.” Bell used “ahoy” to answer calls  for the rest of his life.

Then Who invented the word Hello?

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It was Thomas Alva Edison who put hello into common usage and asked people to say “hello” when answering phone call. So, even though Bell invented the telephone but Thomas Alva Edison coined the greeting.

How did people greet each-other before “Hello”?

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Hello became popular from 1827. But before 1827, it wasn’t used mainly as a greeting. People have their own styles of greeting at that time like how are you, hey you etc.

Read more- Have We Always Said Hello?

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