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Old 10-09-2014, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Sounds stuffy to me. In New Yawk we say, "how yoooo doooin'?" LOL



I usually say, "Hi, how are you?" or "how's it going?"
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Old 10-09-2014, 05:18 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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Johnny Cash killed it:

''How do you do; my name is Sue. Now you gonna die.''
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:05 PM
 
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I like "how do you do?" but I don't remember hearing that in ages!

I often get : "hows you?" in net chats.
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Old 10-10-2014, 12:50 AM
 
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PS For casual intro's I use "howdy".
I turned 66 yo yesterday and have never heard a person use "howdy" as an introduction.
The only context in which I've ever heard "howdy" is in "It's Howdy Doody time".
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Old 10-10-2014, 03:54 AM
 
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haven't heard how do you do in years

my fav greetings are.......

hi didn't we meet in group therapy?

hello hello hello , is their anybody in there? just nod if you can hear me ...


hello, I love you wont you tell me your name


hey babe, lets take a walk on the wild side


hello hello don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello
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Old 10-10-2014, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Purgatory
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"hi Howahya - how bout those friggin' Red Sawx? "
Lol! I've heard from people in other areas that the phrase "how are you? " is over used in New England and New York because no one ever really answers it, cares, or listen to anyone else answer yet we say it reflexively! !
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Old 10-10-2014, 04:45 AM
 
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"A scooter for Timmy, a dolly for Sue, one that will even say 'how do you do!'"
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Old 10-10-2014, 05:14 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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My BH always says 'have a good day '
How do you do is dated.
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Old 10-10-2014, 05:29 AM
 
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Very well, thank you. And you?
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Old 10-10-2014, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Dallas
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Oh my goodness.....I say it all the time when shaking someone's hand and meeting them for the first time. Never thought it was dated or archaic, and no one that has been greeted that way has ever shown any shock or surprise at the greeting. I always thought of it as just using common manners.
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