Do you naturally want to make a polite social remark when greeting someone? Well, using the expression ‘how are you’ may not sound pleasant to some English speakers who feel that it’s been overused and therefore outdated. Is it really outdated? Is it grammatically correct to ask, "how are you?" What do you really know about the sociolinguistic angle to language use? Let’s find answers to these questions, and also explore different ways of ask and respond to “how are you?” Benjamin Abugu video.