One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used as a greeting, equivalent to ‘hello’ or ‘how are you?’‘howzit my china—surprised to see me?’
- ‘I say Howzit! to iWeek magazine’
- ‘It was good to see some of them and say howzit, but a huge gulf of difference between us all meant that small talk dried up very quickly.’
- ‘Better yet, send me photos and directions to all the secret breaks you find from the inspiration of this column, and I'll drop in some day to say ‘howzit?’’
- ‘A real Afrikaner might reply to a "Howzit" with a bewildering response.’
Contraction of how is it?.
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