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    Hi everyone,

    When i say "What's up?"? what's the main means this sentence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsscotton View Post
    Hi everyone,

    When i say "What's up?"? what's the main means this sentence?

    bye
    It's used both as a salutation, along the lines of "how are things?", "how are you?", etc. and as a specific enquiry if someone appears to be disturbed or unhappy about something. So, I might meet a friend in the street and ask "hey, what's up?" to which the reply might be "nothing much." Or I could see a child crying and ask "what's up, little one?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsscotton View Post
    Hi everyone,

    When i say "What's up?"? what's the main means this sentence?

    bye
    It means "Hi, what's new?" It is a casual greeting or conversation starter. Extremely overused, though.

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