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How do You Say Hello?: Thoughts
How do You Say Hello?

By: David Rader II on August 11, 2008 @ 2:39 AM

There's so many slang and formal ways to say hi in the English language!

What's up?
What's going on?
How are you?

Help me create a little repository for people learning English so they better know when they're being greeted and how to greet! How do you do say hello in English?

Tags: english slang 

#1 swollenpickles August 12, 2008 @ 8:51 AM
without wanting to sound like a sterotype, I actually say "G'day" quite a lot. Generally I follow it straight up with a "how's it going".

So, if you read this out loud it probably sounds like this:
"gday, howsit goin"

#2 sred August 13, 2008 @ 2:02 PM
here a few i use with my friends.
dude, wuz up, sup man, whats shaking, and a few others that i know i should type on here hehe ;D

#3 David Rader August 13, 2008 @ 5:11 PM
G'day thinkers :D

@swollenpickles: I won't consider that a stereotype sir. By American standards being an Australian you have to add "mate" onto the end of everything lol. Just joking mate;) Mate's cool in my book anyways.

@sred: you're "what's shaking" reminds me of "what's poppin?" And the "wuz up" reminds me of "WAZZA" from the old Budweiser commercial... Some of us Americans still say "WAAAAAZZZZZZZZZZZAAAAAAA" on occasion. Thanks mate! :D

#4 Poet August 13, 2008 @ 6:39 PM
...how about...'Hey buddy, can you spare a dime?'..Lol. My most used greeting would be...'How's it going?'...'...or 'How are you doing today?'

#5 Sire August 15, 2008 @ 7:32 AM
I've used "How're they hangin?", and the response would be "long loose and full of juice." that was in my younger days, now it's just Hello, unless its a really grouse sheila and then I may try 'hellooooo'

#6 Mark August 15, 2008 @ 10:09 AM
Shortened from "Are you all right?" gives us "Alright?" or "a'right?" or "right?" to which the response is usually the same but not in question form such as:


#7 Valeria September 26, 2008 @ 12:03 PM
I am latin but lived in America and England most of my adult life. The one I liked the most was "wazzamara?" which one latin-US american was using everyday and it is short of "what's the matter?".

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