From: Brussels, Belgium
Registered: Jun 2013
posted April 25, 2016 03:50 PM
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".
posted April 26, 2016 01:43 AM
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".
From: Thetford , Norfolk,England
Registered: May 2008
posted April 26, 2016 03:30 AM
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.
-------------------- Retired TV Service Engineer Ongoing interest in Telecine....
Registered: Oct 2012
posted April 26, 2016 04:25 AM
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?
From: West Milford, NJ
Registered: Jun 2008
posted April 26, 2016 03:23 PM
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.
From: Poughkeepsie, NY USA
Registered: Jun 2010
posted April 26, 2016 04:08 PM
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.
posted April 27, 2016 03:16 PM
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" ....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.