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Re: Whatcha?

Posted by Henry on November 17, 2003

In Reply to: Whatcha? posted by sphinx on November 17, 2003

: -Whatcha doing Hugo?
: -Nothing.
: -How can you do nothing?
: -Easy - just stop doing something.

: It is a conversation between 2 kids.
: What 'whatdra' mean? It is not used often, I think.
: IS it an American word?

It means "What are you doing?" Whatcha/Wotcha is an approximate phonetic spelling of the way "What are you" is informally pronounced.
In England, "Wotcha, mate" would be an informal greeting.