A recent New York Times article cited the prevalence of "Really?" in modern comedies, but reading it made me go, "Really?" Because to my mind, there's a much more interesting language usage trend happening, one to which the author of that article might respond, "What now?"
Liz Lemon on 30 Rock
This "What now?" I speak of is not the one you use when you've finished something and are trying to figure out what to do next. Rather, it has a meaning closer to "What?" and is nearly synonymous with Urban Dictionary's "Say what?!" (defined as: a term used when a person wishes for a surprising or astonishing statement to be repeated, or simply to show their surprise at said statement.)More »