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Old 07-14-2014, 11:40 AM   #21
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Neither one. They don't really want an answer; it's like a computer handshake, a meaningless back-and-forth to confirm communication.
(As for the grammar, I chose "well").
Agree it confirms communication. Not unusual for animals to do similiar communication rituals.

I generally respond to the question as 'I'm terrific, how about you'. I won't swear it's grammatically correct, and frankly don't care. Too much abuse by a hateful English 'teacher' at a young age made me create strong defensive stratagies.

Edit to add: Also life taught me that not everyone with proper grammer is smart. I remember as a young man, supervising an older man that never got past first grade. He was illiterate, had more common sense than most degreed people I w*rked with.
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Old 07-14-2014, 03:15 PM   #22
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I like Michener's "They came to the islands to do good, and they did right well."

I prefer not to let people know when I'm doing good

I go with "F.I.N.E." F@#ked up, Insecure, Neurotic, Emotional
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Well, and people wonder what they'll do after retirement....
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:18 PM   #24
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Eh, not everybody can afford or wants to spend money to spray ink over several square feet of photo paper like you are doing.
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This sums it up

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None of the above - I go with "Great!"
Ditto!
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https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=kp&v=8Gv0H-vPoDc
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At first glance at this post, what jumped to my mind was "What!?!? Haha has become a mod, and decided to shut down this thread?!?! What did I say wrong?!?!". Then, I saw that it was a song. Whew!

Anyway, back on the thread topic, good in "I am doing good" is a noun, so it is still grammatically correct. However, we have plenty of do-gooders already, and do not need another one boasting about doing good. I will not claim that I am doing good, because I don't know if I have done more good than harm.

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By the way, the following has been a ritual between my son and I when we see each other.

He would ask "How are you doin', Pa?", and I would answer "Very poorly". He then exclaimed "Arghh!".
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When they ask "how are you?"

I say:
"Good. I'm doing well."

I am good. I am doing well.
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At first glance at this post, what jumped to my mind was "What!?!? Haha has become a mod, and decided to shut down this thread?!?! What did I say wrong?!?!". Then, I saw that it was a song. Whew!
The day I become a mod is the day Hell finally freezes over. I failed the aptitude test.

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I voted "well" but have also been known to be "fine", "great", "good", and "hanging in there". Not so much of the latter since ER!
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I used to have an English teacher in high school who was in the market for a used vehicle. He refused to even look at a car that was advertised as "Runs good." By the way, he was one of the best I ever had.
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