She talks to Nicole LaPorte about her site, hello Giggles, and working on The Hills.
In one of their presentations they used the word “illicit,” and that was my version of “you had me at hello”.
To start, that all a groom needs to qualify as “Prince Charming” is a fat wallet (why, hello there, “Joe Millionaire”).
The field was lackluster and riven by scandal (hello, Carlos Danger).
The first, from Jaafari on Dec. 8, begins “hello dear Barbara” and was sent the day after the ABC interview aired.
hello, Ned, called Sleuth, as he again grasped the knob and gave the door a push which flung it wide open.
And then, catching sight of Kirkwood's countenance: "Why, hello, Kirkwood!"
Maybe they would have radio communication after they got there and he would call back and say, hello, Mom!
They have no way of closing the channel, or they would do so, and it remains–––hello!
The telephone on the table beside him tinkled, and he took down the receiver and said "hello!"
1883, alteration of hallo, itself an alteration of holla, hollo, a shout to attract attention, which seems to go back to at least c.1400. Perhaps from holla! "stop, cease." OED cites Old High German hala, hola, emphatic imperative of halon, holon "to fetch," "used especially in hailing a ferryman." Fowler lists halloo, hallo, halloa, halloo, hello, hillo, hilloa, holla, holler, hollo, holloa, hollow, hullo, and writes, "The multiplicity of forms is bewildering ...." Popularity as a greeting coincides with use of the telephone, where it won out over Alexander Graham Bell's suggestion, ahoy. Central telephone exchange operators were known as hello-girls (1889).
Hello, formerly an Americanism, is now nearly as common as hullo in Britain (Say who you are; do not just say 'hello' is the warning given in our telephone directories) and the Englishman cannot be expected to give up the right to say hello if he likes it better than his native hullo. [H.W. Fowler, "A Dictionary of Modern English Usage," 1926]