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  1. gfd
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    what's up with

    What does "What's up with" mean?
    As in: "What's up with John?"

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    #2

    Re: what's up with

    What's wrong?/What's the matter?


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    #3

    Re: what's up with

    But what's up doesn't necessary mean what's wrong.


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    Re: what's up with

    What's with the attitude?

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    Re: what's up with

    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    But what's up doesn't necessary mean what's wrong.
    That's right. "What's up?" on its own doesn't mean the same as "What's up with. . .?". The word "up" is in reference to an emotional plane, and whatever is off that plane, i.e., "up", is regarded as new behavior (i.e., What's up? = What's new?). When "with" is added, "up with" expresses abnormal behavior. So, "What's up with. . . ?" means What's wrong? and What's with the (odd behavioral) attitude?, and so on.


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    Re: what's up with

    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    What's with the attitude?

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