Friday, 23 May 2014



I see it has been three weeks since I last blogged. That is a record length of time for me. It is about time I said hallo, so here I am. Do you say hallo or hello. I normally spell it with an a, but blogger always underlines that in red, so I suppose they want me to spell it with an e.

Posh people say hello. I'm not posh so I say hallo. Try it for yourself. The Queen says hello and she is definitely posh.

If you want to shout a greeting from a distance it is better in my opinion to shout "HALLO" with an a. It carries further.

To attract someone's attention from a distance though, perhaps it is better to shout "OI". Although if you do this, everyone in the vicinity will turn around wondering who you are calling to. Also please bear in mind that shouting "OI" to someone can sound quite bad mannered. It is impossible to shout "OI" without it sounding rather harsh. In fact "OI" is not a very pleasing way to address anyone without causing offence. The only time to use the word "OI" in my opinion is when attempting to apprehend a burglar or anyone else engaged in nefarious activity.

Further thought has now led me to believe that "OI" is not a greeting at all. I don't know how it crept into this little missive.

I have to go now because Mia the German Shepherd is waiting to eat her lunch. I spoil that dog! I just popped by to say hallo, and to wish you well.



  1. I bet she finds it a bit tricky eating with a knife and fork with her paws....

  2. It goes without saying that we are thankful whenever you write. Here we say hello. Do not ask me why; I do not know. And when we try to get someone's attention we yell "Hey!!!" It is so nice of Mia to wait for you to join her for lunch. How genteel.

  3. Hallo, John! What a pleasant post.

  4. Well Hallo, but here in the antipodes we say G'day, 'ow the 'ell arya? (Unless you're posh, then it's Good Day, How are you?)
    and if you say Oi round here you'd get a round of Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, OI!!!!

  5. Hallo or Hello....really good to see you....thanks for checking in.
    Mia is one lucky girl.

  6. Just popped in to say hello, or is it hallo, or hey, or oi, or watcha.

  7. Hello John. Sorry I'm late!!!
    Wondering how your ex fared in the election?