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Wayne_CowdreyIcon'How are you?'18-11-2016 @ 09:48 
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Anyone else find this phrase/question annoying - when it's said in passing? It's fine as part of a proper conversation of course, but often the person has already walked past you before you've had a proper chance to respond. You end up saying "yeah fine thanks" (even if you aren't fine) to the person now a couple of metres behind you. Pointless exchange of words!

I did tell someone about my diarrhoea recently, which I didn't think they were expecting.

"You all right?" is another one.

I'd rather just exchange hellos in a 'just passing' situation.
The_Lone_WolfIcon...18-11-2016 @ 10:00 
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I generally speed my walk up, I generally do my cockney walk at this point, then just say "ALRIGHT" and power walk on by. No messing, no time for small talk.
Wayne_CowdreyIcon...18-11-2016 @ 10:06 
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"You all right?"

"No. I can't get hold of a new fiver."
The_Lone_WolfIcon...18-11-2016 @ 10:13 
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Wayne_Cowdrey said:"You all right?"

"No. I can't get hold of a new fiver."


I saw one earlier in the gym, a new fiver laying on the counter, teasing me with it's smooth plastic ways... For a split second, I thought about touching it, my morale compass was spinning like meatspin.com and much like that website, I felt confused.

I called the new smooth and shiny £5 note a slut, and walked off. She wasn't going to lure me in to commit a crime I couldn't do the time for. No sir, not today!

I then strutted out of the gym like Billy Big bo***cks, feeling like a powerful majestic titan.
JackRevansIcon...18-11-2016 @ 10:22 
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I get asked this question way too many times each day. I rarely know how to respond. Even worse is "are you ok?".

More often than one would expect, I will say "hello" to someone and they will respond something along the lines of "yeah fine thanks".

Oh yeah I also hate how when someone asked you how you are you are supposed to ask them how they are.
matthewvcIcon...18-11-2016 @ 10:37 
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Wayne_Cowdrey said:Anyone else find this phrase/question annoying - when it's said in passing? It's fine as part of a proper conversation of course, but often the person has already walked past you before you've had a proper chance to respond. You end up saying "yeah fine thanks" (even if you aren't fine) to the person now a couple of metres behind you. Pointless exchange of words!

I did tell someone about my diarrhoea recently, which I didn't think they were expecting.

"You all right?" is another one.

I'd rather just exchange hellos in a 'just passing' situation.


don't know if this a northern granny-age thing but the conversation goes:

'how are you?'
'fine'
'no, how are you, in yourself?'
Wayne_CowdreyIcon...18-11-2016 @ 10:40 
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JackRevans said:
More often than one would expect, I will say "hello" to someone and they will respond something along the lines of "yeah fine thanks".


Loal, I've experienced this!

Another one is when someone asks you how you are, you reply, and then someone else who heard your reply to the first person feels they need to ask you as well.
RickIcon...18-11-2016 @ 10:52 
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There's a lot to be said for the old formula.

Person A: "How d'you do?"

Person B: "How d'you do?"

(Conversation ends)
slimsimIcon...18-11-2016 @ 11:05 
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Rick said:There's a lot to be said for the old formula.

Person A: "'ow do?"

Person B: "'ow do?"

(Conversation ends)


Call yourself a Northerner???? Edited to make it a more realistic representation of what would happen north of the Watford Gap.
matthewvcIcon...18-11-2016 @ 11:17 
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slimsim said:
Call yourself a Northerner???? Edited to make it a more realistic representation of what would happen north of the Watford Gap.


of course in London it's

person A: 'awrite squire, would you adam n' eve it'
person B: 'awrite me old muckah'
CAJIcon...18-11-2016 @ 12:09 
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It's extremely common in my neck of the woods.

Examples..

In passing:
a) Alright
b) Alright mate

a) Alright
b) Yeah, you?
a) Yeah, alright mate

a) Now then
b) Alright mate

Yeah, we say 'Alright mate' a lot.

How are you is far too polite and should be reserved for fiverless southerners
FAT_SAMIcon...18-11-2016 @ 12:43 
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Alright mate!
Sound mate, you?
Ye sound mate!

That's my geographical variation.
RickIcon...18-11-2016 @ 12:44 
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Post Edited: 18.11.2016 @ 12:46 PM by Rick
slimsim said:
Call yourself a Northerner????


No. I am in it and from it, but it dies not define me.

The acute observer may also note the term "old formula"; I don't think many use it nowadays.
Wayne_CowdreyIcon...18-11-2016 @ 13:20 
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But, what if you're not "alright"?

-Alright mate?
-No, I've actually busted my anus again for the umpteenth time this year. You?
-Yeah, fine mate.
danbaseleyIcon...18-11-2016 @ 17:55 
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In Cambridge it goes:

- How do you do?
- How do you do?

This is normally accompanied by a handshake.

Of course, if I had not been formally introduced to someone, I would say:

- May I introduce myself? I am Daniel Baseley.

This would also be accompanied by a handshake.

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