What and Why is Slang? (OUT WEST, 1911)

Baker, John JBaker at STRADLEY.COM
Wed Nov 7 02:11:01 UTC 2001

        O.K., I give.  What are the Puritan and slang meanings of "hello"?
There doesn't seem to be a telephone girl around for me to ask.

John Baker

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> Subject:      What and Why is Slang? (OUT WEST, 1911)

>   "Hello," shades of our Puritan ancestors, is of Boston origin.  Ask the
> telephone girl its exact meaning.

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