June 2, 2011 3:55 PM Subscribe
Have you heard "Hello, Pete!" used as an exclamation?
My seventy-one year old Southern (American) boss is always saying, "Hello, Pete!" in a context in which most people would say something like, "Dang!" or "Jesus!" (Example: "Hello, Pete! It's hot outside today!") I've googled and this does not seem to be something the internet has heard of.
Was this a common slang term at some point? Is it a regional thing? I'm not from the South (we live in North Carolina) but I have also not heard anyone else here use this expression.