The Weirdest Greetings and Ways to Say, “Hello”

Sure hello is nice enough, but boring! Let’s shake it up and use some fun, different, and all of the weirdest greetings we can.

Emphasize One Letter

Hiiiiiiiiiiii. I have said hi like this forever. But if you’ve seen the new Cricket Wireless commercial, you may have thought I got it from them. But let me tell you,  they most definitely got it from me. Side note: I also say Ok, byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Where is my royalty money at??

Use an Accent, Any Accent

Talking ridiculous is fun and people love an accent. Whether it’s real or fake, do it! A good, G’day mate in a pirate voice or even Australian is really fun.

Silly Voices

Again, because who doesn’t like to be fun? Say hello in a high-pitched voice and make it extra squeaky. Or, talk really low and loud, like a monster would. Maybe others will join you,  maybe others will make fun of you. No matter what, you will have fun with it and really what else even matters?


So some people can do this, and some people cannot. And they definitely shouldn’t. But if you’re any good at impersonations, you should do it. Others like it andchances are if you’re good at them, it’s because you like them. Too.


Make a joke! That could easily be your hello. Even a silly knock-knock joke works. Here is one if you cannot think of your own. Me: knock knock You: Who’s there? Me: Hiiiiiiiiii. Me!

LOL. Stupid but still fun! Do it and make everyone, including yourself, smile and laugh. This may one of the weirdest greetings, and also the most fun.

Foreign Language

Yes! All you have to do it Google how to say hi in other languages and use that as your greeting. Here are some to get you started: Spanish: Hola, Hawiaan: Aloha, German: Hallo, Japanese: Kon’nichiwa, Norwegian: Hei, and Chinese: Hai.

How to Greet Your Friends:

  • Um, hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.
  • What’s up?
  • How’s it hanging?
  • What up, homeslice?
  • Um, hi.
  • What’re you doing with your life these days?
  • You know what’s up.
  • Yo.
  • Holla.
  • Hey.

How to Greet Your Boss

  • Good morning/afternoon.
  • Um, hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.
  • Where’s my raise at?
  • I brought you an apple.
  • Hey boss.
  • Hey bossman.
  • What up check signer?
  • What can I do for you today?
  • Hey.

How to Greet Your Love

  • Hey babe.
  • Hi Sugar Lips.
  • What’s up Sweet Pie? (Yes, this was intentional and not a typo. Just a mis-spoken phrase that hung on=)
  • What’s cookin’, good lookin’?
  • I like your face.
  • You’re pretty.
  • Um, hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.
  • Hey boo boo!
  • Honey, I’m home!
  • Hey.

How to Greet Anyone

  • Um, hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.

(Yes, Um, hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii was listed on each hello. This is fun and an acceptable greeting to anyone, IMHO.)

Other ways to say hello:

What’s the craic?

You will hear this in Ireland as craic means news, gossips, fun plans, and goings-on.


Even if you’re not a sailor, this is still allowed.

Hat Tip

For all you strong and silent men out there, a tip of the hat is all you need to say hello.

Head Tip

For those same strong and silent men who do not wear a hat, just give a quick, “What’s up?” without any words and a slight tip of your head. But different from the hat tip, where you do a small downward angle with your head and hat, this is an upward motion with just your head.


This is very Italian, and very fun. You can also say this for, “Bye.” (Or as I like to say it, Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.)


This older English greeting was men specific but the ladies can use it, too. No judgments.


This is a very proper and polite way to say hi, so it works for anyone. Even, and especially, kids. Why? How cute would it be if kids walked around saying, “Greetings?” Someone, please make this happen.

No matter where you are, where you live, or where you came from, these ideas are fun, unique and some of the weirdest greetings around. What else do you have for me?

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