Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    G'day :P

    Ok....so I'm an exchange student from Australia, and we don't have this phrase there. Well we kind of do, as in if I asked someone yalright / you alright or whatever, it'd be like implying that you thought there was something seriously wrong with the other person like their arm spontanesously fell off.

    But seriously every british person I've spoken to here, uses this phrase to open a conversation (obviously to me, its really weird to open a conversation with "I think you need to see a doctor, as you're missing a limb". I recently thought I had gotten my head around it, but then used it in conversation the other day and well, it seems I still have no idea what it actually means.

    So yea, I need some help getting my head around this phrase.
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    It's basically a British version of "what's up?"
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    It's basically a British version of "get back to your country you convict."
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    another way of asking "how you doing?". most people wont ever reply with anything other than "yeh good" or something like that, unless they know the person well enough to just launch into *****ing about their life
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: March 29, 2011
Poll
How are you feeling in the run-up to Results Day 2018?
Useful resources

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.