Why we say Hello?

India
January 27, 2007 9:17am CST
Can anyone explan me, Whenever our phone rings, the first word we say hello. Why so? Do you say some thing else or even you try.
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• Canada
6 Feb 07
I cannot tell you why most poeple answer the phone by saying hi or hello. But I can tell you that I try always to be different and answer my phone by pretending I'm the answering machine. I say things like, at the sound of the beep, you know what to do so do it!
• Canada
6 Feb 07
Actually, I really just say goodmorning, good afternoon or goodevening. What ever the case may be.
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• India
6 Feb 07
Goooooooood......... Thanks, Actually it is the best way the greet somebody. No matter who is on the phone or what time is it.
• United States
4 Feb 07
i used to say who the f*** is THIS?! from people calling and their number is "private or unknown" the reason i do this is because my exboyfriend still calls my mom's house. then i hang up on him. lol. but usually i will say just the usual hello.
• India
5 Feb 07
Good carry on... But if You get my phone call then please just say hello with a sweet smile.
@fedge098 (1331)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
hello is our way of greeting the other person. a form of respect to people. around the world, hello's can be expressed differently. in our country, you say hello by saying "Kamusta?".
• India
27 Jan 07
which country ?
@camille101 (1027)
• United Arab Emirates
27 Jan 07
Sometimes, I say like "Hi", this is (my name) and wait for the caller to answer back. Oftentimes, if I knew the caller, I don't say hello at all especially for close ones, I just burst out talking.