ko_kyi: I go with "My pleasure."
FrancoFile: I see it as a natural progression from "Not at all", to "Not a problem", to "No problem"It's "pas de probleme" in French, too. Gecko Gingrich: I thought Andy Rooney was dead.This
vpb: Those young whipper snappers need to start talking like we did back in the day and then get off of my lawn!
Gecko Gingrich: I thought Andy Rooney was dead.
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.
exick: 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.I don't understand how these two things are related. The first is a different response to being thanked, the second is affirmation that you understand the instruction and are willing to do as asked. I find it hard to believe that an author would be so enraged by colloquial English niceties that may have drifted past their origins and are no longer meant literally. Does this person expect to be peppered with an inventory of things that exist over the head of the person that he may say "What's up?" to? Of course not, because who walks around with pepper in their pockets all the time?
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 that
DemDave: ko_kyi: I go with "My pleasure."That's usually where I go, too. But if you're going to split hairs to the extent of the author, then we shouldn't use it, either.Is it really a pleasure to go fetch a customer a glass of water? No. It's no more a pleasure for you to do it as it is a problem for you to do it.
Heron: I think his issue may be with the the subtle agency implied by the answer.
Honest Geologist: What I find myself doing, and it irritates me that I do it, is saying "no, thank you." Or something like that./also Canadian
ferretman: 'My bad'
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?
Yogimus: In other news, regional dialects vary by region...
UrukHaiGuyz: It creeps me the f*ck out that Chick-fil-A employees are required to say this.
Rapmaster2000: If you want to get good tips or just generally not infuriate older peopleThat can be simplified: if you want to get good tips, do not wait on older people.
DirkNiggla: Rapmaster2000: If you want to get good tips or just generally not infuriate older peopleThat can be simplified: if you want to get good tips, do not wait on older people.THIS."O, here is a nice shiny new quarter."Thanks. Your drink cost $3 and your meal was $15, thanks for the 1.3% tip gramps. You keep it, you might have to make a call using a 'phone booth' whatever the hell that is...
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: De nada
freeforever: "No problem" is just another way of saying "Glad to help; no sweat off my back." It shouldn't be offensive and is a kind reply if not as formal as "You're welcome." What grinds my gears is when someone replies "Yep." What does "Yep" mean?
NkThrasher: Everyone has their stupid grammar peeves. Not everyone writes inane articles about them. Most people just post them in threads about the inane articles."I'm going to school to get my degree!"Really, *YOUR* degree? it's sitting there with your name on it right now? oh it won't be printed until a few days before you graduate? So you're really going to school to get *A* degree that you will have a claim for possession of after you have earned it?Or even worse."I'm going to school to earn my degree!"So you already have a degree that you somehow didn't earn but are now in the act of earning?/hates marketing speak
SheltemDragon: R.A.Danny: Why do we thank people for providing service for pay anyway? They should be thanking us for the money.Nice troll, short, sweet, channeling just enough Reservoir Dogs without being a blatant ripoff. 8/10In answer to your question, in case its not a troll, is that it is recognition that they just performed a service for you, even if you paid money for it. And that service was likely at a wage to them that was below its value to you./so good that I had to bite anyway.//splash splash splash
jbc: Someone should wish him "Happy Holidays" and watch him go postal.
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