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The historical pronunciation and an obsolete spelling of What (with the former Wh Digraph, excluding the words who and whom). The reason why it was pronounced like this was because of the fact that in Middle English, a swap of the Anglo-Saxon {hw} to {wh} occurred (it was occasionally spelt as quat), but the older Anglo-Saxon pronunciation stuck for centuries and didn't really die out until the 20th century in most English speaking areas. If a person were to pronounce what as "wat" in the 18th century or before, it would be seen as uneducated speech. However, this notion of thought faded out in the early 1800s. It is indeed the way that Hank Hill says what, something quite rare in the modern times.
An Example from Anglo-Saxon: Hwæt! We Gardena in geardagum, þeodcyninga, þrym gefrunon, hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon.
An Example from Early Middle English: Auh lokeþ þurh hwat reisun. \
An Example from Hank Hill: I'll tell you hwat
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the act of texting people while you are pooping
ex. (talking to a friend on fbook chat)

person 1: hey man whats going on tonight
person 2: i gotta go to the bathroom il poopt you


person 1: whatsup man what are you doing?
person 2: poopting you
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1. The way Scots and southern people say "what". Actually, it's the original old English pronunciation (that's why it is spelled with a "wh").

2. A typo for "what".
Hey, look hwat wee got!
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Hwat is the way Lil' Jon says "what"
Susan Sarandon: Was it good for you?
Lil' Jon: YEEAAH!
Susan Sarandon: Mmmm... You want a sandwich?
Lil' Jon: HWAT?
Susan Sarandon: Wanna sandwich?
Lil' Jon: Huh?
Susan Sarandon: Sandwich?
Lil' Jon: YEAH!
Susan Sarandon: Do you love me?
Lil' Jon: laughs How's that sandwich coming?
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What is written when you type what a little too fast
john types "Hey are you the one who walked into class and peed himself right in front of the class"
The person "hwat are you talking about" typed in a hurry
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