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What's up dawg

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on November 19, 2008 at 19:06

In Reply to: What's up dawg posted by Dave on November 18, 2008 at 20:56:

: My roommate says the phrase "what's up dawg" is an old cowboy term, or so he was told. I say it's just a ghetto slang that moved into the American mainstream. Does anyone know where it came from?

Surely this is just a mishearing of Bugs Bunny's celebrated catchphrase, "What's up, Doc?" (VSD)