Can I rise a question that I have wanted to ask? I have chosen this thread because I think its name has something to do with my question.
In 'Hello, there'. as far as I concerned the meaning of 'there' cannot be explained so that non-native will understand that at ease. According to the OALD's entry of 'there' it may be used to attract sb's attention. However my questions are the following:
1. Can it be stated that 'Hello there' is rather BrE than AmE? (I have heard that only in British movies)
2. Can it be used by friends after a long time or it can be used as day-to-day hello?