[Ads-l] What up doe

Geoffrey Steven Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Mon Sep 19 10:10:30 EDT 2016


Do your research before you ask the 'august list' 


Turns out there's a certain amount of (ahem) scholarship on the subject:


http://allhiphop.com/2012/05/15/from-local-to-universal-what-up-doe-the-origin-of-a-classic-catchphrase/



>From Local to Universal: “What Up Doe?”, The Origin of a ...
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A twist on the common “What’s Up?”, “What Up Doe?” became popular in the mid-’80s. Detroit transplant, Jae Barber, manager of rapper elZhi and ...




     
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I've been asked to comment on what is supposedly a Detroit-ism: 'What up do=
e?' According to the reporter who contacted me this is a Detroit-centric, l=
ong-used expression. I must admit I've never heard it, or of it. Does it ri=
ng a bell with anyone on this august list?


Geoff


Geoffrey S. Nathan
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