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He forgot[edit]

He forgot to rename helicopters to heaven-o-copters though (<_>) — Unsigned, by: / talk / contribs

That's pretty funny, but you know what the best thing is? "Hello" probably has its oldest origins in the Germanic word "hailæn" (OE "hælan) which means to heal, to cure or to save, also in the religious sense. I love when idiots try to do linguistics. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 11:53, 11 January 2009 (EST)

Excellent; I've added that in. WėąṣėḷőįďWeaselly.jpgMethinks it is a Weasel 13:08, 11 January 2009 (EST)
I"m simply stunned that this is real. I mean, this is one of the single most stupid things I've heard from fundies, and I've heard a bunch. --Sun mowse.pngEn attendant Godot""We are all born mad. Some remain so." 16:47, 20 March 2009 (EDT)
Of a surety political correctness cuts both ways. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 16:48, 20 March 2009 (EDT)
(Update) He thinks Edison invented the telephone. In 1878. Enough said. Mjollnir.svgListenerXTalkerX 16:53, 20 March 2009 (EDT)
This is mind bogglingly stupid. And someone has said this to me. TyrannisAn Iron, but caring, fist 17:37, 4 November 2010 (UTC)
This seems to a align a lot with a lot of the Rastafarian dialectual changes. "Overstanding" from getting rid of "under" from "Understanding", "livication" to remove "dead" from "dedication", "downpression" to remove "up" from "oppression". They seem to be changes made because of linguistic coincidences producing "unsightly" words in other words. Oddly, few people would argue for continuing to use "niggardly" though... a case where word taboos have so greatly affected a word such that it taboos all other words that sound like it. --Eira OMTG! The Goat be Praised. 18:35, 22 February 2011 (UTC)
Erm, no, AKjeldsen is mistaken. The origin of hello is considered to be this word (English hale/hail and haul, German holen), not that (English whole, German heil) or that word (English heal, German heilen). While the noun Heil and its cognates (hale in English, hǣl(u) in Old English; compare the other derivative health) were certainly used as greetings in ancient Germanic languages, whence its Nazi-era usage, hello descends from an old call literally translatable as "call-o" (to hail a taxi is originally to hale/haul a taxi – you don't wish health to the taxi, you call, summon or fetch it). The fact that the verb hale/hail, meaning "to call, summon, fetch", has accidentally become homonymous with the noun hale "health, welfare" (related to whole and heal) has muddled the issue somewhat, but in German it is still obvious that hallo has nothing to do with Heil at all. -- (talk) 00:52, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
Do these people refer to the ancient Pagan greeks as Heavenic Civilization? As opposed to Hellenic... CorruptUser (talk) 17:44, 20 May 2015 (UTC)