Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Do you enjoy talk radio? As a rule, I try to avoid listening. Invariably, I wind up getting angry and/or overly- emotional.
Who needs more reasons to stress, right?
Other days I can't resist.
Sure enough, one topic recently piqued my interest: Whatever happened to the phrase, "You're welcome"?
Before you get to thinking, "Uh-oh, here goes Miss Manners."
... these are the same hosts who, a few months ago, believed the term, "thank you" was being used too often. Go figure!
Me? I'm plenty guilty of saying, "You betcha!" ... "No prob!" ... "Anytime!", in response to others' thanks.
But for the life of me, I couldn't recall the last time I said, "You're welcome"!
To these informal-ized ears, that sounds rather archaic.
But feeling archaic myself lately (lol), I made a conscious effort.
...and discovered the words flow off my tongue easier if add one little word -- and a smile: "You're most welcome."
While I sometimes get the odd look, I think it's becoming a habit.
Are there any "lost" expressions you'd like to see coming around again?