One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(said on greeting someone) what's going on? how are you?
- ‘Once the local gossip was out of the way, she took to her usual habit of saying, ‘So what's new?’’
- ‘The Mothership also landed on Tuesday to eat our pasta and to sit on the couch asking, ‘So, what's new?’’
2That is the usual situation.‘she and I squabbled—so what's new?’‘suffering is a ubiquitous human condition. So what else is new?’
- ‘To which an archenemy of capitalism might ask: yeah, so what's new?’
- ‘Today I shall be whingeing about everything (so what's new)?’
- ‘They are almost invariably polarised at one extreme or another - but then, what's new!’
- ‘I have been very remiss in my posting (so what's new about that, Denise?) and am here to profess my sorrow and renewed commitment.’
- ‘Of course I despair at the paucity of the budget, but what's new?’
- ‘And pity Amir isn't around to support his claims but what's new?’
- ‘Oh, well, people always criticize presidents and their speeches, so what's new?’
- ‘My initial reaction to MIND's campaign is to think, well what's new?’
- ‘We're doing well, although we need more money, but what's new?’
- ‘The Brits, of course, seem gung-ho for such a relationship - but then, what's new?’
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