Monday, October 17, 2011

You alright?

Hiya, you alright? A slight variation on the Australian - “Hi, how are you?” caused me a bit of bother when we first arrived. The normal response is to say "you alright?" back, not rocket science I know, but on some occasions it becomes a little like a game of tennis.  Once you’ve replied it’s not unusual to receive “you alright?” back …. and on it goes. 

If you find this unsettling at first you’re not alone. I kept thinking why do people keep asking me if I’m alright? Do I look sick? Am I pale? Am I all right…?

I’m not sure now.

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