How do you like them apples

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How do you like them apples?, also shortened to, How you like them apples?[citation needed] or how bout that., sometimes spelled tem apples[citation needed] or tose apples, is a phrase used to gloat or to express bemusement or vexation.[1] In all senses, this phrase acts as a rhetorical question. The abbreviation is HDYLTA, and pronounced, "huduyuluta".

The phrase is thought to have originated in World War I, with the "Toffee Apple" trench mortar used by British troops. These mortars were later rendered obsolete by the Stokes mortar, which used a more modern bullet-shaped shell.