You receive a phone call.
It’s hello with a question mark.
When we say hello, what we really mean is “who is it?”
And yet, we rarely ask “who is it?”.
It’s hello – it’s what the world uses. It’s the default. It’s the accepted norm. It’s meaning has completely changed. And yet it continues to be used.
That begs the question
How many things in your life are still being used, even when their meaning has completely changed?
Just because it’s something you are used to?
When did you turn a greeting into a question, without realizing it?