Friday, December 12, 2008
By C N Heidelberg 16:08 language
Damon and I were out the other day and heard a woman say "Hallochen!" to a fellow employee coming on shift. -Chen is a diminutive ending, so adding it to hallo (hello) just makes it cuter, I guess. But, we had never ever heard it before in the last two years! Then at work only a day or two later, one of Damon's coworkers walked in and said it. What's going on here? Is there some pop culture reference to this word that's spreading it? Could it really be that in over two years it just took us this long to ever notice it? Or maybe it's not very usual and it was just coincidence to hear it twice in such a short period of time?