debate on "you did good"

Natalie Maynor maynor at CS.MSSTATE.EDU
Wed Aug 15 13:46:22 UTC 2001

> Right.  But the standard answer to "How are you?" wasn't "I'm well," it was
> "Fine," or "Fine, thank you."  And that seems to have disappeared.
> Enid Pearsons

"Fine" hasn't disappeared around here.  It's still the standard answer.
Sometimes "just fine" or "ok" or "great" or "making it" are substitutes
for the standard "fine."  I think maybe I've heard "good" once or twice
in my life in answer to "How are you?"
   --Natalie Maynor (maynor at

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