“Do What?” may or may not be completely Southern. Whether it is or is not is of no matter. It is still one of my favorite phrases. I walked in on someone in a public bathroom using their cell phone (I am totally against talking on the phone in a bathroom, but that is not today’s topic). My noise upon entering required her to say “Do what?” to the person on the other end of the line. For my readers in New York, she basically said “Some lady walked in and made some noise, so please repeat what you just said.” I do not say it as much as I would like. I find myself saying “What was that?” I feel as though I am somehow denying my Southern roots. Let’s make a pact this week. Please at some point during a conversation, say “Do what?” to the other person and let me know how it goes. After that, I may address why people in middle Tennessee use the phrase “hose pipe” for water hose. I just really don’t get that one.