Thursday, November 12, 2009

Howdy howdy

I greeted someone from my building (not native to this country) yesterday with the phrase "howdy howdy."  He looked at me quizzically and asked me what that meant.  I paused, and it occurred to me that moment how absurd that was—I had essentially said "how do you do how do you do," and even a single "how do you do" is already archaic enough.  After the pause I just said, "er... hello hello."  He replied with a slightly confused "Uh, hi."

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