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According to this entry, hullo is a "variant of hello.", on the other hand Wikipedia says that "Hullo was never a salutation. It was only used as an exclamation of surprise." While it is true that nowadays, hullo and hello might be used interchangeably, it is not correct that they are synonymous (at least not originally). V85 11:57, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
- While the same Wikipedia says elsewhere : "Hullo was in use before hello and was used as a greeting and also an expression of surprise", "It was in use in both senses by the time Tom Brown's Schooldays was published in 1857" and "Although much less common than it used to be, the word hullo is still in use, mainly in British English". --Duncan 12:05, 8 March 2009 (UTC)
Striking, request based simply on a quotation from 'pedia which 'pedia itself contradicts. Tag removed. --Duncan 20:14, 18 April 2009 (UTC)