Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Monday, 18 June 2012

Useful replies

to the inane
if not impertinent question

 "How are you ?"

— Just struggling on.
— Getting closer to the grave
        (or bosom of Abraham).
— Same as when you last asked me.
— Feeling nearly as bad as you look. 
— Mouldering away.
— Same as ever.
— Better (or worse) than yesterday.
— Just holding together.

(any good answer welcome!) 

Suggestions (see commentaries below) include:

— Nohow. (which is more cryptic in English than sehogy is in Hungarian).
— I'm fine, but it's the others...
—  Better than anyone I know.

4 comments:

Jindra K. Hrdlička said...

Custodian of my last place of work had a perfect answer to my "How are you".

"I am fine. It's the others".

Anonymous said...

– Sehogy. (Nohow(?).)

Jindra K. Hrdlička said...
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Alma Kaselis said...

Better than anyone around.

It helps to rid of "howareyouer".