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    A-up phrase in UK

    Hi,if anyone can answer me this it would make my day.
    In the north (uk) a lot of people say a-up instead of hello & Yes. I'd like to know why this is and what it means as I think its quite an unusual phrase.
    Does anyone know where and how did A-up originated?

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    "Ay up!" (or "eh up", "ey up") is still very common, mainly in Yorkshire, and it can be used as a greeting (like "hi", exactly), or as a way of expressing surprise, irony or suspicion, depending on the intonation. You also hear "now then!" used as a greeting. Neither is outdated in this region, but both are fairly informal.

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