What are you supposed to say when someone says SUP

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hale_bopp
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15 Apr 2007, 5:23 am

Because I feel stupid saying "not very much".

What the heck? What are people supposed to say to that? X_x


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15 Apr 2007, 5:35 am

I dunno, it weirds me out too. I say that too, or I go, "hey"



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15 Apr 2007, 5:38 am

I just say "nothing."
I'm probably wrong though, I think you're supposed to say something else.



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15 Apr 2007, 5:40 am

just say 'nothing' or 'the sky'

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15 Apr 2007, 5:45 am

'Sup' is an extremely condensed version of "Hey, what's up?", which is another way of saying "How are things going?". So either say "Sup" in return, or "Not much".


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15 Apr 2007, 6:09 am

Don’t say anything if you’re unsure of how to respond; how the person reacts to your lack of a response will reveal who they are (i.e., whether they are worth knowing or not).

Though, “supposedly”, I’m not exactly the best person to listen to when dealing with the magic that is human interaction. :roll:

(Why must you give something in return when you never asked for something in the first place?)



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15 Apr 2007, 6:24 am

People want to know how someone's life is going when they ask "what's up?", I think. I usually answer it with "nothing's up" or just plain "nothing".



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15 Apr 2007, 6:29 am

I know what "sup" means. I just don't think my response sounds appropriate.

Maybe I should start saying "word G" and sound even sillier.


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15 Apr 2007, 6:33 am

hale_bopp wrote:
I know what "sup" means. I just don't think my response sounds appropriate.

Maybe I should start saying "word G" and sound even sillier.


HEY, GREAT come back! SUP is a really low class way o saying hows it going. It probably doesn't deserve an answer ANYWAY!

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15 Apr 2007, 6:54 am

My friend says sup, and is into rap. But he's a decent guy. He is NOT going to go "Sup G, how's the shizzit goin' nigga?"


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15 Apr 2007, 6:58 am

When someone says "sup" to me my first impulse is to say STFU! I don't really say that, but I think abbreviating "whats up?", which already is slang, into a one-syllable three letter lingoism is lazy to say the least. You hardly have to open your mouth or move a muscle to pronounce "sup". It's barely more advanced then grunting.



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15 Apr 2007, 7:12 am

It can either be responded to as a greeting, “Hi, hello, morning, etc.” or an abbreviation of “What’s up?” or “How’s life” or anything along those lines... generally used as slang for “How are you feeling?” or “What are you doing?”



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15 Apr 2007, 7:49 am

My brother (Which is NT to the max!) taught me to say "sup?" back. I don't understand it either, but apparently, it's what the "cool" people say.



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15 Apr 2007, 8:02 am

No-one has ever said "sup" to me.

I would probably laugh or give them the 'what are you, a retard?' look.



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15 Apr 2007, 8:03 am

I just say "nothing much." I always thought that's what you're supposed to say to reply to that. :oops: