hundreddollarman: Why would you say "No problem?" If it wasn't a problem, then I wouldn't have asked for your help. Arrogant douches.
gadian: hundreddollarman: Why would you say "No problem?" If it wasn't a problem, then I wouldn't have asked for your help. Arrogant douches.It's your problem, not theirs. It was obviously no problem for them to help solve your problem.
ciberido: Aidan: Fuggin Bizzy: Pants full of macaroni!!: I have a tendency to reply to "How's it goin'?" with "It's goin'" and to "How you doin'?" with "I'm doin'".So do I. And then I invariably get "Just 'going'? Not going well?" or some similar idiocy. And then I invariably get stabby: I'm busy, and you don't actually care, so STFU already...One summer I was doing some filing in an office that had a couple salesweasels in addition to the usual staff. One of them breezed in one day and said "Hey how're you?" and I, thinking myself quite clever, said, "Pretty terrible." I smiled at him smugly, waiting for him to realize how smart I was and how dumb his question was, and he said "Great!" and breezed out. He hadn't heard a thing I said. That took me down a couple pegs. :)"How are you?" is a greeting, not a question. It took me a long time to realize that. I used to waste a lot of brainpower trying to come up with suitable answers to that question before it finally became clear to me that, unless the person was a very close friend, "Fine" ( or some variation thereof) was the only suitable answer.
NkThrasher: You have no relationship to that degree until you complete its requirements.
NkThrasher: ciberido: Sorry, you're wrong here.The genitive does not always indicate strict possession, but rather a general sense of belonging or close identification with. his train (as in "If Bob doesn't get to the station in ten minutes he's going to miss his train") Here, Bob most likely does not own the train and instead ''his train'' means ''the train Bob plans to travel on.''However, if the idea interests you, I suggest the short story "Grammar Lesson" from The Draco Tavern by Larry Niven. An alien race has a language in which "my hand" and "my brother" use different determiners in a manner which seems to be what you're driving at.Whether or not grammar rules support me isn't really relevant to it being a peeve of mine.
James F. Campbell: This is wrong on its face. Go away; you're wasting my time.
ciberido: See, again you seem to be confusing "This is how I feel even if nobody else in the world sees it the same way" with "This is what these words REALLY mean." You can go with whichever you like, I suppose, but it would be nice if you could be consistent.
Rapmaster2000: And another thing, consarnit! Why don't young people say "consarnit" anymore?
RodneyToady: I think of "no problem" as more of a shorthand for "fulfilling your request was not a major inconvenience for me." Which, by default, makes "You're welcome" more along the lines of, "I acknowledge your acknowledgement that what I did for you should make you feel grateful for my effort."
LisaSimpson: FTFA:When did everyone born after 1980 decide that "No problem" was interchangeable with "You're welcome"? Who spread that virus? The Taliban?Listen, today's young people: If you want to infuriate someone born before 1980, just keep telling him "No problem" when they ask you to do something that is most certainly NOT a problem."Sooooooo... what about people born IN 1980.....?
ten foiled hats: You post would make his head explode.
bglove25: mama2tnt: ikanreed: "'No problem' communicates there was a problem but 'you're welcome' in no way implies its opposite by being said"--old idiot, so afraid of change that replacing a no-meaning conversation filling phrase with another no-meaning conversation-filling phrase is the biggest dealWhen people say "no problem" they aren't aware that this old man is a problem.Hate it when servers call everyone at my table "You guys" when we're all female. Why is this okay?Because there's no single syllable slang term for women? Or at least that socially acceptable or polite.
bmfderek: unyon: Aarontology: SOMEONE IS BEING POLITE IN A WAY DIFFERENT THAN HOW I EXPRESS POLITENESS.The question is whether its polite at all. I don't think 'uh huh' is a reasonable substitute for "you're welcome" either./Canadian//we're funny like thatWhen thanked, I often say, "Certainly." Is that acceptable?
mama2tnt: ikanreed: "'No problem' communicates there was a problem but 'you're welcome' in no way implies its opposite by being said"--old idiot, so afraid of change that replacing a no-meaning conversation filling phrase with another no-meaning conversation-filling phrase is the biggest dealWhen people say "no problem" they aren't aware that this old man is a problem.Hate it when servers call everyone at my table "You guys" when we're all female. Why is this okay?
Boxcutta: The real answer is that depending on what restaurant you're going to, casual dining chain places train their servers to be folksy. After serving 1,000 tables, your server is on autopilot and has an unwritten script to interact with you. If it's any consolation, the server does not care what gender you are. You are simply a dollar sign - a means to an end.The snarky answer is that it is indeed, not in any way okay. Indeed, it constitutes the greatest injustice since the Trail of Tears. You don't happen to be a female video game reviewer, do you?
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