Student or Learner
What's the meaning of the phrase "says what" and how does one use it?
The context I heard it in was somewhat like : The guy who got beaten up by the cops says what?
It means "What does the guy who got beaten up by the cops say?"
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.