The first words spoken over a phone by Alexander Graham Bell:
Mr. Watson, come here. I want you.
On early phones, a conversation could be mistaken for a variant of the common blow job:
Having a real conversation, for example, required rapidly transferring the telephone between mouth and ear.
Early protocols were similarly gay:
You should begin by saying, “Hulloa,” and when done talking, the book says, you should say, “That is all.”
The other person should respond, “O.K.”
Original article on NYTimes