The quoted is the dialogue via MSN.A: Hey, bro. Howzit?
B: I'm fine. Howz bayyou?
Q1: Howzit = How is it?
Last edited by SUDHKAMP; 16-Sep-2008 at 08:47.
Q1: Yes! How is it (going)? = How are you?
Q2: How's by you?
I found the following online: "How's by you" is an American idiom, by way of New York Yiddish. As happens so often, it reached common usage via the comic and musical theater, and then the movies-- early movies anyway, such as the Marx Brothers. It's a little regional now, though, and dated. I'd call it a "Swing-Era" term.
SUDHKAMP & Amigo,
Thank you for your replies. I got it.