If used as a salutation, what does "What do you say?" mean?
Is it a substitution for "how are you doing"? Perhaps some other question regarding my current state of mind? I really have no idea.
Whenever posed with this question I respond "hello", but that doesn't seem correct either.
I've tried searching for the origins of this question, and I believe it comes from "what say you", which means to ask what decision/recommendation have you arrived at.
If I were to take that meaning, I would assume to respond with some sort of remark on the current location or other obvious circumstance, such as "this is a nice location". But often times there doesn't appear to be an obvious enough circumstance, and certainly no other implied question or decision/study previously made.
How do I navigate out of that question unscathed?