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Would you like, as in What about another beer? or What about a game of bridge?
What do you think of, as in So what about renting that white house on the corner?
Why, concerning what, as in I need your frank opinion.—What about?
what about it? What should we do, what course of action should be taken. For example, We're supposed to be there at noon and bring two sandwiches each—now what about it? [First half of 1900s] Also see how about.
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby what about
Wharton, Edith, wharve, wharves, what, whata, what about, whataboutery, whataboutism, what'd, what-do-you-call-it, what do you know
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