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  1. guest_from_poland
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    The meaning of sentence

    Hi,

    I have the problem with meaning of that sentence:

    Don't just "Hey" me.

    Is it mean, don't say Hey to me, because I don't won't it?
    Or is it mean, don't say only Hey to me, but say something more?
    Or this mean something else?

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    Re: The meaning of sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by guest_from_poland View Post
    Hi,

    I have the problem with meaning of that sentence:

    Don't just "Hey" me.

    Is it mean, don't say Hey to me, because I don't won't it?
    Or is it mean, don't say only Hey to me, but say something more?
    Or this mean something else?
    Of the two, your second suggestion is closest to the meaning that I would read from it. The writer wants someone to say more than "Hey". Whether he wants him to simply say more than this as a greeting, for example "Hello, how are you?" or something similar isn't clear.

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    Re: The meaning of sentence

    I read it a bit differently.
    I think the original speaker intends to have a conversation, but is getting the hearer's attention by just shouting "Hey!".
    The hearer means: Don't just 'hey!' me. At least say 'Hey, John' or 'Excuse me, John, can we talk', or something polite like that.
    No one likes to be addressed as "Hey!".

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