I, Chris Jones, simply want to say, hello. There are many people named ‘Chris Jones’ in the world. I am one of them.
Why am I saying Hello – because I can, lol.
The Oxford English Dictionary says the first published use of “hello” goes back only to 1827. And it wasn’t mainly a greeting back then. Ammon says people in the 1830’s said hello to attract attention (“Hello, what do you think you’re doing?”), or to express surprise (“Hello, what have we here?”). Hello didn’t become “hi” until the telephone arrived.