I seem to have developed a bad habit of saying “howdy” – both as an online and a face-to-face greeting.
That might be okay if I was from Texas or somewhere similar – but as an Aussie, it’s a very bad habit and one I’ve got to stop myself doing.
Funnily enough, I do also say “g’day” … although I tend to use the more NZ version “gudday”.
Chatting on skype with b5 Jon recently, I greeted him “howdy”, to which he reponded “You sound like a real Calgarian when you say that. We’ll have to make you an honorary cowboy :)” … now THAT is a problem !!
Time to put a stop to this habit right now!
Duncan Margetts says
Oh no.. I’m a big “howdy” user as well.. I thought it was pretty standard fare in Australia these days? I dont think I can stop using it..its very ingrained now..