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    What/How about+ noun?


    I want to say "I know that both expressions exist. What about their meaning? Do they convey two different ideas?"
    Is it possible to say "What about their meaning"? Can I also say "How about their meaning?"

    Thank you in advance!

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    Re: What/How about+ noun?

    Certainly both expressions exist in natural speech. The difference in meaning is subtle. In AmE I would say that "what about" demands a more serious response than "how about". You can say "How about those (pick a professional sports team)" without expecting any serious response.

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