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Texas county votes the "hell" out of hello
January 15, 1997 KINGSVILLE, Texas (Reuter) -- Heaven-o, how are you?
The greeting may take some getting used to, but Kleberg County commissioners have thrown their support behind a local man's campaign to take the "hell" out of hello.
County Judge Pete De La Garza said on Wednesday that the commissioners voted unanimously for a resolution urging the use of "heaven-o" instead of hello in greetings.
"Is everybody using it? The answer is of course, no. It's a very new thing and everybody's a little apprehensive," De La Garza told Reuters. "I suppose it's like everything else, once you get adjusted to it, you might start using it."
The idea was spawned by flea market operator Leonso Canales who thought it sinister that the root of "hello" was "hell." He has led a three-year campaign to get the county to remove the offensive word.
His victory will result in telephones being answered in the county courthouse with the salutation "heaven-o."
[Why don't we just call this Christonics? - Biff]