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Re: What say you?

Posted by R. Berg on July 28, 2008 at 17:41

In Reply to: What say you? posted by Angela on July 28, 2008 at 06:11:

: What is the origin of the phrase: "What say you?"

It's archaic. In Shakespeare's time, the form seen in "What are you saying?" hadn't been invented. Seriously. "What say you?" and "What do you say?" were the alternatives. ~rb