Student or Learner
What function does 'what' have in the following sentence? What its meaning?
1. Well, Jeeves, the going has been pretty tough, 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 00:37.