Greeting CardsGift IdeasCostumesParty PlanningHolidays

45 Funny Ways to Say Hello

Updated on October 4, 2017
tutta profile image

My name is Tatiana, but my family & friends call me Tutta. I love spending time with them and hope my writing brings more people together!

There are a bunch of things that you can do to make your day (and someone else's) more interesting, even with something as small as how you greet them! A simple “hello” normally does the trick, but maybe you want to switch it up a bit.

Just Say “Hi!”

It seems with more and more technology flooding our markets, we are becoming out-of-tune with the world around us—people in particular.

You might have noticed that people would rather stare down at their phones, pretending to do something important, or even make brief eye contact then stare away as you pass by, all in an effort to avoid saying something so simple as a greeting. This is not even just for total strangers, but acquaintances alike! It’s a common courtesy that is slowly slipping away as we indulge in social media and in a virtual world where we get so used to talking to people electronically that we forget how to do it face-to-face. We need to break this cycle of utter social awkwardness!

I don’t know about you, but when a friendly stranger simply smiles and says “hello” as they walk by, it makes my day better.

Don’t be that person who pretends not to see the people walking by. Be social, be happy, make your day better with real interaction while you also brighten up someone else's! If you are bored with saying “hello,” here are a few ways to mix it up!

Funny Greeting Tips to Try

Nearly any greeting can be funny if you say it the right way! Here are a few handy tips to try to ensure you amuse your amigo!

  • Accents: Add a silly accent to your greeting. (Erro! G'day, mate!) Your friend will simply smile and probably call you a dork, but the smile was worth it, right?
  • Silly voices: Who doesn't like silly voices and sounds? Try a few out. If you have a kid yourself, you know what noises you'll make to get a smile!
  • Impersonations: If you do any impersonations, that'll make your greeting extra amusing, even more so if it's a lousy impersonation!
  • Jokes: Start the conversation with a joke! Imagine answering the phone and hearing this: "How do you call a fish? You drop it a line!"
  • Foreign languages: Switch it up by answering your mom's phone call with a little French or Japanese! It'll leave her confused, that's for sure! (More on these later!)

Saying Hello to Kids

  • Hello, sunshine!
  • Howdy, partner!
  • Hey, howdy, hi!
  • What’s kickin’, little chicken?
  • Peek-a-boo!
  • Howdy-doody!
  • Hey there, freshman!
  • My name's Ralph, and I'm a bad guy.
  • Hi, mister!
  • I come in peace!
  • Put that cookie down!
  • Ahoy, matey!
  • Hiya!

Saying Hello to Family & Friends

  • ‘Ello, gov'nor!
  • Top of the mornin’ to ya!
  • What’s crackin’?
  • GOOOOOD MORNING, VIETNAM!
  • ‘Sup, homeslice?
  • This call may be recorded for training purposes.
  • Howdy, howdy ,howdy!
  • How does a lion greet the other animals in the field? A: Pleased to eat you.
  • Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya.
  • I'm Batman.
  • At least, we meet for the first time for the last time!
  • Hello, who's there, I'm talking.
  • Here's Johnny!
  • You know who this is.
  • Ghostbusters, whatya want?
  • Yo!
  • Whaddup.
  • Greetings and salutations!
  • Doctor.

Saying Hello to Your Love

With a significant other, anything goes as long as you are not disrespectful. If they don’t marry you because of how you say hello, well, then they are not the one for you.

  • ‘Ello, mate.
  • Heeey, baaaaaby.
  • Hi, honeybunch!
  • Oh, yoooouhoooo!
  • How you doin'?
  • I like your face.
  • What's cookin', good lookin'?
  • Howdy, miss.
  • Why, hello there!
  • Hey, boo.

"Hello" in Other Languages

  • Aloha: Hawaiian
  • Hola: Spanish
  • Que pasa: Spanish
  • Bonjour: French
  • Hallo: German
  • Ciao: Italian
  • Konnichiwa: Japanese

Do you send "Thinking of You" cards to friends and family?

See results

Funny "Hello" Cats

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Holly 2 weeks ago

      Thanks

    • profile image

      Bob the Builder 3 weeks ago

      What's up Buttercup?

    • profile image

      Ash 3 weeks ago

      I really loved the way you have write and I loved the funny greetings!

    • profile image

      Ella 6 weeks ago

      @pinkugai dude you probs only gonna talk shit on your computer and not in person and watch what you say to people cuz words hurt

    • profile image

      pinkugai 6 weeks ago

      THIS IS CANCER PLS DELETE THIS USELESS PIECE OF SHIT WEBSITE.

      THIS WEBSITE HAS NO PURPOSE TO EXIST SO PLS CAN YOU MOVE YOUR NERDY FATTY ASS ON THAT COMPUTER AND HIT THAT DELETE BUTTON ON YOUR BIG SCREEN AND HELP EVERYONE TO NOT SEE THIS PIECE OF GARBAGE.

    • profile image

      Celeste 2 months ago

      My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.

    • profile image

      YOUNG DOOKIE 2 months ago

      What's shaking bacon

    • profile image

      I'm Batman 3 months ago

      the new and improve way of saying hi...

      *dab*

    • profile image

      KEEMSTAR 3 months ago

      what is up drama alert nation i'm your host killer keemstar let's get right into the news

    • profile image

      ANONIMUOS 4 months ago

      Que pasa is not a way to say hello in spanish. If you say this, people will ask you about which subject are you talking about. It means ¨what is happening?¨

      Mi tongue language is Spanish.

    • profile image

      Jolin Halstead 4 months ago

      "Hidyho whadayaknow" --- one of my favorite hello greetings.

    • profile image

      Wade 4 months ago

      This morning when I woke up I yelled GOOOOOD MORNIN VIETNAM!

    • profile image

      Hi 4 months ago

      Que pasa means what's up

    • profile image

      Evelina 5 months ago

      I like those funny greeting and I love to use them!

    • profile image

      Dat Boi 5 months ago

      These are so cool and funny

    • profile image

      Helly 6 months ago

      I like Howdy, Miss

    • profile image

      Anonymous 6 months ago

      'Que pasa' translated to English means "what's up" so technically you're saying "what's up," which is indeed a way of saying hello. So to those of you saying Que pass does not mean hello, you are correct, it does not mean "hello," but it is a type of greeting, therefore it works!

    • profile image

      Not a spanish guy 6 months ago

      'Que pasa' In Spanish doesn't mean hello, just saying

    • profile image

      Jesus 6 months ago

      This is really bad.

    • profile image

      Sirin 6 months ago

      Hey howdy hi! ....?

      It's funny great . I'll try it soon.

    • profile image

      Bre 6 months ago

      Oh and here's another "hola chola" lol

    • profile image

      alex 9 months ago

      city morgue , you kill em we chill em

    • profile image

      Jessa113 10 months ago

      Ello love.

      Hey love buggy

      Hey lovey

    • profile image

      Andrew 10 months ago

      I like your face. lol gotta use that

    • profile image

      Bob 11 months ago

      I am Batman

    • profile image

      Boody 12 months ago

      I said "what's kickin little chicken" and she replied "the poor chicken. is the chicken hurt?"

    • Valene profile image

      Valene 15 months ago from Missouri

      This is great, I love using funny accents.