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    Question How's it hangin'

    Hello!

    Q1: If someone said, "How's it hangin?", how shoud I respond?

    Can I say, "I am good. Thanks. How's it hangin"?

    Q2: Is it usually as a greeting between men but not that common between women?


    Thanks!

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    Re: How's it hangin'

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello!

    Q1: If someone said, "How's it hangin?", how shoud I respond?

    Can I say, "I am good. Thanks. How's it hangin"?

    Q2: Is it usually as a greeting between men but not that common between women?


    Thanks!
    Hehe, see this:
    Urban Dictionary: how's it hangin

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    Re: How's it hangin'

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    Thank you!
    Last edited by thedaffodils; 22-Nov-2008 at 11:54.

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    Re: How's it hangin'

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    Dear banderas, does the above term being used by common man or even the sophasticated people also?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: How's it hangin'

    Quote Originally Posted by SUDHKAMP View Post
    Dear banderas, does the above term being used by common man or even the sophasticated people also?

    Thanks in advance.
    Hi SUD, a native speaker will know it better I reckon. It depends on a situation and on how well you know person you ask it.

    Edit: my second thought is that even the sophisticated people have it.:DDD
    Last edited by banderas; 23-Nov-2008 at 04:11.

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    Re: How's it hangin'

    I have never, ever heard women exchange this expression.

    I find it a bit vulgar. Just a tiny bit. But still a bit.

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    Re: How's it hangin'

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I have never, ever heard women exchange this expression.

    I find it a bit vulgar. Just a tiny bit. But still a bit.
    I do not feel it being vulgar as I am not a native speaker but I definitelly prefer a simple "how are you".

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    Re: How's it hangin'

    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
    I do not feel it being vulgar as I am not a native speaker but I definitelly prefer a simple "how are you".
    The term in Australia is "How're they hangin'" The referent should be obvious.

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    Re: How's it hangin'

    The vulgarity comes from the reference to just what it is that is "hanging."

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    Re: How's it hangin'

    All hell will break lose, if the receptionist in my company finds out about 'how it's hanging'!
    The wall behind her desk is decorated with a painting/artwork, which is changed every now and then. Whenever there is a change, the peon and the lady ask every passerby, 'how is it hanging' and then tilt the frame a bit.

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