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Posted by Olda on December 06, 1999

In Reply to: AHOY (AHOJ) posted by Bob on December 05, 1999 : : : Origin of AHOY (Sailor Greeting); and how it became a very widely used greeting by the land locked Czechs ? (AHOJ)

: : Miriam Webster:

: : Main Entry: hoy
: : Pronunciation: 'hoi
: : Function: interjection
: : Etymology: Middle English
: : Date: 14th century
: : -- used in attracting attention or in driving animals

: Alexander Graham Bell suggested Ahoy as a greeting for his new invention, the telephone. (It didn't stick. The last remaining person to use it is Monty Burns, on The Simpsons.)

Plus ~10 million Czechs