Good morning everyone. Today we look at another expression with «so» that is used in spoken English.
Today’s expression is: So what?
Meaning: used to show that you think that something is not important, especially after someone has criticized you for it.
I know that she is fifteen years younger than her husband. So what?
So what if nobody else agrees with us? If we believe in this strategic plan, I think we should try to convince the Board of Directors.
Over the years there have been quite a few songs published that revolve around the feeling expressed by «so what» (=I don’t care). There is the famous jazz tune by Miles Davis.
So What? (Miles Davis):
And more recently the pop song by Pink.
So What? (Pink):
There is also the punk song by the Anti-nowhere League, which was made famous by the Californian heavy-metal band, Metallica. Be warned that this song has explicit lyrics.