I got a text from a US native saying:

`Hope everything is going swell'

I had never heard that before. Is it common? Where is better to use swell instead of well?

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    Wrong. Swell is a dated informal adverb meaning "very well" not a typo! – James K Jun 21 '18 at 6:13
  • True, mea culpa! It's an adverb meaning 'very well.' Reopened. – Maulik V Jun 21 '18 at 6:56

`Hope everything is going swell'

It's a perfectly valid construction, swell is a slang form of 'well' as far as I can judge.
Dictionary.com gives its definition as 'first-rate; fine'... right down at the bottom, last entry

It used to be common, though the place you'd really hear it is Hollywood movies from the 1940's. It's fallen out of use these days.

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