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Unread May 29th, 2006, 07:59 pm
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Default 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?
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