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    What function does 'what' have in the following sentence? What its meaning?

    1. Well, Jeeves, the going has been pretty tough, what?

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    Re: what

    ...pretty tough, what?
    ..has been pretty tough. What do you think/what is your opinion?
    However, over time, "what" in this context has come more to mean, "don't you agree?"
    It has become a cliche in literature and in movies, that Upper Class English gentry say things like, "Nice weather, what?",
    Last edited by David L.; 09-Nov-2007 at 01:37.


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