August 15, 1877

On This Date in in 1877 Thomas Edison wrote to the president of the Telegraph Company in Pittsburgh, PA. The letter stated that the word, “hello” would be a more appropriate greeting than “ahoy” when answering the telephone. I believe we should go back to using ‘ahoy’ and dressing like a pirate to hold telephone conversations. That way it would be easier for the police to identify those people talking on their cellphones while they are driving.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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