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What's the good word?

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Re: What's the good word?

Postby ETutor » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:39 pm

What’s the good word is an informal greeting, a way of asking “how are you?” It implies a positive attitude toward life and anticipation of good news from you. Isn’t this a fun way to greet a friend? It communicates a feeling of camaraderie and happiness.
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Re: What's the good word?

Postby kshyaa » Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:09 pm

hi there, it's nice to know new word . .

so,
what is the most appropriate response to "what's the good word?"
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Re: What's the good word?

Postby ETutor » Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:19 am

Your response would depend on the situation with the person making the greeting. A quick response to the question would be “Nothing much, what’s the good word with you?” Or if you and your friend have been working together on something, you could respond with a word that communicates a result of what you’ve been working on. For example, if you were trying to find a low airfare to Hawaii, you could respond with “Hawaii, here we come!”
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Re: What's the good word?

Postby kshyaa » Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:24 pm

ETutor wrote:Your response would depend on the situation with the person making the greeting. A quick response to the question would be “Nothing much, what’s the good word with you?” Or if you and your friend have been working together on something, you could respond with a word that communicates a result of what you’ve been working on. For example, if you were trying to find a low airfare to Hawaii, you could respond with “Hawaii, here we come!”


ok then, that's what i'm looking for.
still waiting for another way to greet people
that would be fun to vary our greetings {-;
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Re: What's the good word?

Postby drosseas » Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:37 am

Another adequate response would be: "TO HELL WITH GEORGIA"

This will be given when the question is asked in Midtown Atlanta or to any fan of the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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Re: What's the good word?

Postby clevermae » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:12 pm

"Thank you" is one of the common good word to used.
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Re: What's the good word?

Postby Evjamis » Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:13 am

ETutor is correct, I'd only add that the answer could also be any small, positive, personal detail: I got a new job, my brother is going to visit soon, my daughter won a prize. The question is friendly and personal.
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