I say 'howdy'

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  1. 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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    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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    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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    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.
     
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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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