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Dominique De Bast
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 - posted April 25, 2016 03:50 PM      Profile for Dominique De Bast   Email Dominique De Bast   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I noticed that the answser to "Thanks" or "Thank you" is no longer "You're welcome" but "No problem". Not the same effect but you cannot stop a language change. I will try to adapt myself and stop saying "You're welcome".

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Andrew Woodcock
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You're welcome is still a more "English" expression than no problem I'd say here Dominique.

No problem is an expression more native to our American friends I'd say, when used in this context here.

Having said all of that, I struggle to comprehend what IS English here anymore.

I went into a central London pub recently and the barmaid looked at me as if I had just stepped off a spaceship from Mars when I asked her for a Britvic Orange!

She had no idea of what I was asking for??? [Confused]

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Melvin England
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 - posted April 25, 2016 04:19 PM      Profile for Melvin England   Email Melvin England   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Dominique.

You could,of course,just say " Je vous en prie!" That would really confuse us!

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Dominique De Bast
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I will try [Wink]

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Yanis Tzortzis
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...you could also say''no worries''...

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Tom Photiou
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The problem over here is for some weird reason we seem to be adopting the lazy English which starts in the US. more and more people are becoming so into there poxy mobiles they don't even say thank you or your welcome any more, your luck to get a "ta".

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Clinton Hunt
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Here in New Zealand we also say "no worries" or "all good" and we also say "you're welcome" .
I guess it depends on what "everyone" is saying for now.

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Rob Young.
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"No problem" (even though it was a massive problem).

"No worries" (even though I had a sleepless nights over it).

"You're VERY Welcome" (now go away and don't come back).

"It's been a pleasure..." (it SO hasn't).

"Thank you so much" (for finally sorting out what I asked for a week ago).

I'm turning into such a cynic as I get older.

[Smile]

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Martin Jones
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Tom,
Take heart....... until a few months ago I refused even to "text", and my family is banned from sending me any. I have now learnt...... but both texts and emails always go out in real English with NO abbreviations, mis-spellings or bad grammar.
Just because it's quick and easy is no reason to be sloppy.

As for "Have a nice day" or "Enjoy your day"...... last time I was wished that I was on my way to a funeral.

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Ongoing interest in Telecine....

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Terry Sills
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Martin
Have you recently moved? I thought you lived in Exeter. By the way I have never sent a text and don't plan to any day soon. As for Assbook I just don't get it. There is a good post on YouTube which sums up the whole thing relative to most users.
Look at me - look at my wife - look at my house - look at my car - look at the holiday I just had and so on.
Vain strutting peacocks.
You may think I'm old fashioned in my view but that's the way I prefer to be. Is there anyone out there with the same outlook?

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Tommy Woods
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it's still "your welcome" in my household.

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Mitchell Dvoskin
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 - posted April 26, 2016 03:23 PM      Profile for Mitchell Dvoskin   Email Mitchell Dvoskin   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Your Welcome vs No Problem

Over here, it is more of a generational thing. For someone beyond their early 20's, Your Welcome indicates that you appreciate the other person acknowledging your help. No Problem seems to indicate that your help was only because in was not inconvenient.

People in the early 20's or younger seem to use them interchangeably over here.

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Dominique De Bast
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Thanks for all the feedbacks.

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William Olson
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I refuse to say "No problem" in response to "Thank you". I cringe when anyone gives me the "No problem" response. Our language goes through changes all the time but this, to me, is just vulgar.

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Tom Photiou
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even on the TV people seem to have a huge problem pronouncing the letter T.
the other weird saying today is ending sentences with "init".
what the F is that about. [Big Grin]

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Andrew Woodcock
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Our son texts "K" to us on just about anything we have to instruct him on regarding his safety and well being before a night out in the city by text ourselves.

Can you believe that our latest generation even wish to shorten the word "ok" , just to speed things up a little!!
[Big Grin] [Big Grin]

God bless em eh! [Wink]

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Bill Phelps
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No problem comes off as vulgar.... That is an interesting take.

I guess I'm vulgar and lazy....learn something everyday!

Bill [Smile]

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Brian Fretwell
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I thought the old English reply was "Don't mention it." but maybe that's even older.
I agree about the Ts. All the newsreaders saw tweny not twenty now :-(

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Phil Slater
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I've heard Australians say 'no dramas!'

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Antonio Costa Mota
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What about " not at all ". Isn´t this Also correct?

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Michael O'Regan
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For what it's worth, in Ireland we have always answered "Thank you" with "No problem", so it's not at all true to say that the phrase is American in origin.

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Steve Klare
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 - posted April 27, 2016 12:13 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
In Spanish, you answer "Gracias" with "de nada" (It's nothing).

To me, "No Problem" is often trying to say "It's no burden: I am glad I could help."

-not a bad thing.

There's enough people I run into who don't say "please", "thank you" or "you're welcome" that I'm not too worried.

Then again, there's "It was the least I could do!", often followed by the sarcastic "I'm sure it was!".

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Graham Ritchie
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Sometimes when I do the school run, I am asked if I could put the radio on. Most times its please, but if they forget I would say "where is" the please. I get the please then, I usually reply to that with, now say "pretty please" [Big Grin] ....all joking aside, well sort of, most folk still say thanks, eg you might say to the person "thanks" and there reply "your welcome" that type of thing, however not to say anything would be considered rude.

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