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    • Join Date: Jun 2008
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    #1

    about an expression

    Let me know about the application of "how are you doing?!".
    Sometimes it appears to sound vulgar.
    Thanks,
    Pedro

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    #2

    Re: about an expression

    "How are you doing?"

    It's like you're asking a sick person or a person you haven't met for a long time.

    Example:

    You are my high school friend, then I'll ask you "How are you doing?"

    If it's with exclamation point, "How are you doing?!" It will be like you are shouting.


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    #3

    Re: about an expression

    I can think of one innuendo connected with this (native speakers: think two lads, think singles bars, that kind of scenario). But how do you think it can be vulgar?

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