The last episode in Stephen Fry's radio series on language went out on the BBC today, complete with a small contribution from me. It was based on the various greeting words we have in English, notably 'hello'. The programme is online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00m68s5/Frys_English_Delight_Series_2_Hallo!/ if you fancy a listen.
The series title is a nice pun for us here in the UK. Less so if Fry's Turkish Delight chocolate bars aren't sold where you live.