''what me worry?''

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"Today, many U.S. banks for months now have been turning away Main Street small-business and consumer borrowers with adequate collateral and excellent credit ratings. "What me worry?" among bankers has given way to extreme risk-aversion that threatens to exacerbate the problem of anaemic job creation and household-income growth, and that feeds back as lower stimulus to the economy."

hi,
this is a literal excerpt from a today's newspaper. I wonder if the bold text is correct, please. does it mean "what am I worried about?"? it doesn't seem to be grammatically correct and I wonder if it's a popular expression.
thanks.
 

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Here'what me worry'means Iam not worried
 

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"What me worry?"

it probably alludes to Neuman's now-familiar signature phrase used in the first magazine version of Mad in July, 1955.
The fictional Alfred E. Neuman was the foolish-looking gap-toothed cover boy of the magazine.

Neuman's famous catch phrase is the intellectually uncurious "What, me worry?" , which makes the statement you quoted above all the more provocative.
hope this helps.:-D
 
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I'm not sure to understanding "What, me worry?"

Please explain exactly what it means. :)
 

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"What, me worry?" is the signature phrase of Alfred E. Neuman, the mascot of MAD Magazine. The phrase itself is meant to invoke an attitude of "Why should I worry? Nothing can hurt me!"
 

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Ok... French way of thinking... :-:)-D Thanks
 
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