• English Dialect Examples & Meaning

    You Alright

    Why do British people say, “You Alright?!”  You Alright is essentially a British term commonly used to ask someone if they are okay, which is a friendly gesture of saying hello and inquiring if you are well. However, it does have an underlying meaning of acceptance; for example, it reflects a persons willingness to accept you or allow you to continue. The second part would imply it is seen as a question and an exclamation, making it a metaphor. Ultimately this would depend mainly on how it is expressed, regarding the circumstances. The only way we can be sure if they are purely inquiring after your wellbeing is when they…