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"Thanks" vs "Thank you" and "You are welcome" vs "No problem"

"Thanks" vs "Thank you" and "You are welcome" vs "No problem"

Old 08-22-2015, 03:42 AM
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"Thanks" vs "Thank you" and "You are welcome" vs "No problem"

The above is definitely not on any Top Ten List of Critical Matters - but

I prefer "Thank you for the _______" to "Thanks for the _______"

and "You are welcome" to "No problem."

Anyone else have opinions on this?

(Assuming, of course, that people remember to acknowledge a gift, favor, or extra effort! I prefer ANY acknowledgement to none!)
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Old 08-22-2015, 04:04 AM
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I agree, it's like "love ya" verses "I love you" I do not like shorthand speaking or writing. say it plainly and meaningfully and spell it out, there should be no miscommunication!
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I think some of that can be blamed on phone 'texting'. People get so accustomed to making messages brief within the limits, that it is passing over to everyday life. I very rarely send a text message, and then only to my son...so thankfully! it has not rubbed off on me. I see sooo many words abbreviated to the extent you can hardly recognize the words. The other reason is just pure laziness in "speak". Donchathink? lol
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Old 08-22-2015, 07:21 AM
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Most definitely, but for some reason,be it t.v., internet, texting, what ever. People are changing the face of the English language. Soon we wont' recognize it!! I just try to close my ears!
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Old 08-22-2015, 10:19 AM
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Language is changing all the time. It's the nature of the beast.
I don't mind the shorthand as long as I know what it means.
Thank you, thanks or thx...as long as I know what was meant, I'm fine with it.
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Old 08-22-2015, 12:42 PM
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'No problem' is the one that bugs me a little. We teach our toddlers to say 'you're welcome', but then we don't say it.
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Old 08-22-2015, 12:49 PM
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I don't mind most things, but no problem seems not the right response to thank you. New words are added to the dictionary all the time, so I guess times change and language changes. We surely don't speak like folks did in the 1800s!!
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Old 08-22-2015, 12:52 PM
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"Thank you" for the first occurrence in a message, then "thanks" is permissible within the same message.

The problem with "No problem" is that in current usage it has lost its specific meaning: when you really do want to convey the sentiment that your effort wasn't a problem for you (Jamaicans get a pass); similar to "what's up?" which used to mean "you wanted my attention?" - it's now (drearily) used for "hello."

Do Brits still think "You're welcome" is strange?

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Old 08-22-2015, 05:29 PM
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I would say in this day and age "thanks" and "no problem" is better than nothing at all.
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Old 08-22-2015, 06:22 PM
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Thanks or Thank You is better than nothing!
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