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    #1

    another word for hi

    Hello all,

    Is there any difference between 'hi' and 'hey'?
    Can you tell me any other words for 'hi'?

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    Re: another word for hi

    "Hey" is much more informal than "hi"....my bosses always start their emails to me with "Hey, Jill" instead of "Hi, Jill" and it just doesn't "sound" right to me. I'm their employee, not their friend.

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    Re: another word for hi

    NishaV, you can say 'Hello'.

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    Revadim, please read this extract from the forum rules:

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