Posted by ESC on March 13, 2004
In Reply to: Good morning posted by ice on March 12, 2004
: does anyone out there know were this saying came from orig. never thought about it untill now but does not sound good.
"How do you do? (literally "how is your health?), good morning, good afternoon, and good evening have been English greetings since the mid 15th century." From "I Hear America Talking" by Stuart Berg Flexner (Von Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, 1976).