Its "Hello" a Useless Word..........???

@Tushavi (2078)
Karachi, Pakistan
January 10, 2009 5:40pm CST
Hi to all Well, I also think any facts & Figures of the world & its my hobby. So I also think about the Most Popular & Famous English Word "Hello"??? Do You Know what is means by this???
5 responses
@DeepGlow (242)
• Indonesia
11 Jan 09
According to my dictionary, it comes from French "Hola" which used to attract attention - I guess it's like "Hi, there!". If it is the most popular and famous English word, maybe because it's a greeting and a simple word. Probably almost everyone uses that word every day, especially those who deal with people a lot. Well, if there is no "hello", I don't know what is the first thing I'm going to say when I receive a phone call ^,^
@jaffna (778)
• India
11 Jan 09
Yep!obviously.this is the word of introduction.I would like to congratulate the founder.Everywhere in the world,irrespective of the countries and languages ,kids or grown-ups,we begin with the intro of "hello" for all the conversations.I simple love the word.I do not know the exact meaning as i have heard of so many contradictions over this
@underdogtoo (9591)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
Hello is probably one of the most important words. It speaks volumes when you are trying to talk to someone you don't know. cheers!!
• United States
11 Jan 09
lol that's funny. Imagine if nobody used the word hello ever again and strangers started walking up to each other and instead of saying: "Hello, I'm Bob, what's your name?" they'll say "I'm Bob, what's your name?"
@Barb42 (4216)
• United States
10 Jan 09
No, hello is not a useless word. We use Hello as a simple greeting to people. I often sway "Hi" when passing someone on the street, parking lot, etc., which also means hello. Greetings are just simple ways to make people feel welcome, or just being nice and friendly.