[Ads-l] Hypercorrection? Heard on TV

Barretts Mail mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 19 18:21:53 UTC 2020

FWIW, there are at least two supporting citations of this on Urban Dictionary (https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hello <https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hello>):

a very offensive curse word
What the hello
by i am multi coloured January 15, 2017

what you say when your talking casually with friends and your mom walks in the room
What the hell(mom enters)-o mom.
by mad at the world March 24, 2003

Benjamin Barrett (he/his/him)
Formerly of Seattle, WA

> On 18 Nov 2020, at 19:30, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> "It's going to get _hello_ crazier in here."
> But it could be that I misheard it. Or it could be just a tip of the slung.

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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