Antedating of "Hello"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Wed Aug 6 02:47:39 UTC 2014

hello (OED 1827)

1826 _Norwich_ (Conn.) _Courier_ 18 Oct. 4 (America's Historical Newspapers)  Hello, Jim!  I'll tell you what: I've a sharp knife and feel as if I'd like to cut up something or other.

Fred Shapiro

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