Wednesday, February 24, 2010
How are you going?
In Australia, you do not ask How are you? or How do you do?, you ask How are you going? I’ve tried to adopt this phrase in order to blend in, in order to meet my commonwealth compatriots halfway, but, I’ve discovered, I can’t. How are you going?! How am I going where? By car? By train? By foot? The question is just such a strange (and so Australian) turn of logic that feels foreign to my tongue. So, from here on out, How are you doing? is going to have to do. I’ll just mumble my way through this one.