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    #1

    Wink hey

    I always heard the little kindergaten always said "Hey' to each others. I pernsonally feel that it's not a decent and polite way to say. I always aske them to say "excuse . Am I right?

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    #2

    Re: hey

    Those of us of a certain age remember hearing "Hay is for horses. Say 'excuse me.'"

    Not just "excuse" but "excuse me."


    It's hardly "indecent." It's just not as polite as other options.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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