Miss Understood

If you couldn’t see how old someone was, one little difference would tell you whether he or she was a Baby Boomer or a Millennial: the way they respond when you say, “Thank you”.

Here’s a fascinating explanation of why those of us “of a certain age” reply, “You’re welcome” and go a little nuts when our kids respond, “No problem.”  Read on!

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6 thoughts on “Miss Understood

  1. msw blog

    Interesting I did not agree with the malicious intent definition of “You’re welcome” I have also heard young folks say “no problem” and “you’re welcome” I like to think that is because their upbringing…

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  2. adguru101 Post author

    I wonder what precipitated the change… once an expression passes into common use, it’s probably reinforced by what one’s peers say. My kids, for instance, said “you’re welcome” when they were younger, but once they got to college they started to say “no problem”. 🙂



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