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I say 'howdy'

Kent Wang

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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.
 

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kind of dorky though, no?
 

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Wouldn't work up here in NYC, at least not in the business context...

I thought you'd say "Greetings Comrade."
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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Maybe I need to open up a barbecue joint, too. A restaurant for each of my personalities.
 

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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".
 

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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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Here in Jersey, we say:

How YOU doin'? (accent on the "you")
 

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I use "howdy" all the time.
 

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I've been gone from TX for over ten years now, but will occasionally break out a "howdy".
I use "howdy" all the time.
Why am I not surprised?

I am using the Power of Positive thinking and have settled on Aloha.
 

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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.
 

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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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