| | Re: I'm fine, thank you.
'sup y'all? Time for another 2 cents worth from me...
The way I see it, if you take all the people speaking English on the entire planet right now, the vast majority of them are speaking it as a second language. And they're not speaking it to us (native speakers) - they're speaking it to each other. And the first thing they all learned in their English classes is:
-How are you?
-Fine thanks, and you?
And why not? It facilitates communication and it sounds kinda funky. And it's probably used more often, globally, than 'sup dawg? or even How's it going?