ENG 099 Conversational American English (Dec. 2012) Atom 2: Friendly American English Greeting
Yo = Hello
What’s up? = How are you?
Not much = I’m fine. = Fine, thank you.
You? = And you? (as a response to an earlier What’s up?)
Please watch and take notes on the video below from 6:52 to 11:25 [4 minutes 33 seconds] to see the “Friendly American English Greeting” explained by Mr. Danoff.
Pay close attention when he discusses appropriate and inappropriate times to use this greeting. It is not appropriate for formal settings, e.g. work; with your teachers and/or when talking to the government.
If you can’t see the video below, click here to watch it on YouTube.
Please click through the 3 slides below in the gallery and read the captions below to go over the Friendly American English Greeting again.
A: “What’s up?”
B: “Not much. You?”
A: “Not much.”
For the following 3 people, please say which greeting is appropriate: “International English” or “Friendly American English.”