“What is wanted?”

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“As McCulloch explains in one of many illuminating historical anecdotes, simply settling on a standard greeting made for acute confusion. What initially started as a battle between “ahoy” and “hello” (another contender was “what is wanted?” — my new phone greeting) was eventually resolved in favor of “hello”; the word has the same origins as “holler,” and was used at the time as a call for attention. “

Why Has Language Changed So Much So Fast? ‘Because Internet’
Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language

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