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Autor:  Dale
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Data:  05/FEV/2005 8:32 PM
Assunto:  Re: Hi there!
Mensagem:  You understood my joke, right? There is no major difference between "Hi" and "Hi there". Possibly the latter is more informal. And you will also hear "Hello there." I don't recall ever hearing "Howdy there", but you will hear "Hey, howdy!" "Howdy" is a more or less "caipira" way of saying "How do you do?" It's very informal and very friendly. I live in the country, and I hear "Howdy" probably every day. "How do you do?" is a strange formal greeting, and we only use it when meeting someone for the first time. There is not a good answer to it. Some people, in response, merely repeat it. John says to Frank, "How do you do?" Frank replies, "How do you do?" How do I do? How do I do WHAT??? It's common to say in reply, "I am pleased to meet you." You will notice that the question is being ignored. How I do what???

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Hi there!  –  Alexandre  05/FEV/2005, 1:58 AM
Re: Hi there!  –  Dale  05/FEV/2005, 7:00 AM
Re: Hi there!  –  Alexandre  05/FEV/2005, 7:27 PM
 Re: Hi there!  –  Dale  05/FEV/2005, 8:32 PM

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