Does the following conversation make sense? "How are you?" "Great. What about yourself?"

My question is whether "What about youself?" works instead of "How about youself?"

  • Say 'what about you?' or 'How about you?'. Remove selves. – Grizzly Dec 14 '15 at 2:15

This thread clarifies the differences between "what about" and "how about." From my interpretation of the answers, "how about" is more appropriate.

"How about" vs. "What about"

^ This is a link. ^

  • That "How about v What about" thread is fine, but I'm not sure it deals with the question above. In my view both "How about yourself" and "What about yourself" are a bit laboured / lengthy, and you would simply say "How about you?" or less frequently, "What about you?". However you can use yourself as a very short phrase: "Yourself?" is quite okay. – Cargill Dec 14 '15 at 3:24

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