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I say 'howdy'

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
It is a versatile expression, usable from greeting old friends to even meeting new business associates. It exudes an air of casual friendliness, of rustic tradition.
post #2 of 21
kind of dorky though, no?
post #3 of 21
Wouldn't work up here in NYC, at least not in the business context...

I thought you'd say "Greetings Comrade."
post #4 of 21
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post #5 of 21
Thread Starter 
Here in Texas, of course, it is much more accepted. In fact, Texans will warm up when I say 'howdy' if they are pre-disposed to thinking of me as a foreigner on account of my race. When I leave Texas I plan to continue to hang onto my Texas heritage. Perhaps I will even make people call me Tex.
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang
When I leave Texas I plan to continue to hang onto my Texas heritage. Perhaps I will even make people call me Tex.
How will that go over in the One China Restaurant? Tex Wang sounds like a nom de porn.
post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 
Maybe I need to open up a barbecue joint, too. A restaurant for each of my personalities.
post #8 of 21
Howdy y'all!

"Howdy" used to the the only greeting in Aggieland. "Howdy" would get you face time with any number of pretty girls, who would say "Howdy" back - usually with a smile. I went back after 10 years of being gone and did not recognize the place with all the shoe-staring mumblers dragging their backpacks across the campus.

"Howdy" will - in some cases - get you a job with the older alums who have their own "bidness".
post #9 of 21
I've been gone from TX for over ten years now, but will occasionally break out a "howdy".
post #10 of 21
Here in Jersey, we say:

How YOU doin'? (accent on the "you")
post #11 of 21
I use "howdy" all the time.
post #12 of 21
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I've been gone from TX for over ten years now, but will occasionally break out a "howdy".

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I use "howdy" all the time.

Why am I not surprised?

I am using the Power of Positive thinking and have settled on Aloha.
post #13 of 21
I've never been to Texas, but I will use "howdy" sometimes. It definitely sends a message that you're not one of the "Sup [dude/dog/man/yo]" crowd. Note that "Sup" or "tsup" is much different from "whatsup". I also use "what's happening" a lot. Occasionally in a Lumberg, if I'm at work, but not always.

You gotta change it up to keep life from getting dull.
post #14 of 21
I've always preferred using "Howdy" to "what's up." If meeting a girl for the first time, using it usually brings a comment about it which brings along a conversation.
post #15 of 21
Yup, I like to throw in a good "what's going on" every now and then too.

The one I hate the most is "how's it hanging." None of your goddamn business, that's how.














































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