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Listeners respond to our earlier conversation about ending a telephone call with mmm-bye. This is part of a complete episode.


Responding to our conversation about concluding a phone call with mmm-bye, a listener offers an example of a humorous telephone greeting: “Nyello!” This is part of a complete episode.

Ever-Changing Language

It’s commonly heard these days that English is going to hell in a handbasket, but it’s worth remembering that we’ve always said things like this. A hundred years ago, as telephones became more and more common, sticklers railed against...

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