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Did you know that instead of saying “Hi” or “Hello” British people often say, “Alright?” Although we write it like this, it isn’t really a question and the usual response is “Alright.” It comes from “all right”, a bit like the Italian “Tutto a posto?” Over time we shortened it and you will also hear, “Y’alright” for “Are you alright?”

“Alright Kate?”

“Alright Joe.”

“Y’alright Steve?”

“Yeah, alright.”