Thursday 14 April 2011

Then when the Nerdy Gurdy Man

Slightly off the topic of the QL but somehow related, one of my previous posts triggered a situation and discussion with students discussion jobs roles. In particular the way we now and used to use different spellings for things, Disc and Disk for example but that's another post.

My take on starting a letter or email with 'hello', 'hallo' often had me at a quandary but someone reminded me of another spelling which is 'hullo'. No to me 'Hello' always sounds friendly, 'Hallo' always sounds formal and 'Hullo' just immediately reminds of Mr Beans voice saying the word 'Hullowwww' and sounding very, very nerdy.

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