[Ads-l] "You're welcome!"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 30 10:47:38 EDT 2021


1830 _Daily Chronicle_ (Philadelphia) (Apr. 27) 1: Thank ye, my Lord....O,
you are very welcome.

BONUS:

OED has the synonymous "My pleasure!" only from 1950.

And I haven't found it earlier - which seems very surprising.

JL

On Thu, Jul 29, 2021 at 11:21 AM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Incredibly, OED has this acknowledgment of a thank-you only from 1907
> (bracketed for some reason, with the first fully accepted ex. from 1960[!]).
>
>
> 1844 _The Bury and Norwich Post_ (Bury, Eng.) (Dec. 24) 4: I thanked you
> for letting him ride, and you said, "you are quite welcome."
>
> 1849 _Arkansas Intelligencer_ (Van Buren, Ark.) (Sept. 15) 1: "And we
> thank you, too." ... "You're quite welcome."
>
> 1851 H.G. Ollendorf _A Key to the Exercises in Ollendorff's New Method of
> Learning to Read, Write, and Speak the French Language_  (N.Y.: Appleton)
> 74: Thank you. You are welcome.
>
> 1903 _Spokane Press_ (Dec. 16) 2: "Thank you, Miss Hart." "You are
> welcome, Joe."
>
> 1906 _The Gazette_ (Cedar Rapids, Ia.) (Jan. 12)  6: The expressions
> "Thank you" and "you are welcome" from frequent use are in danger of being
> formally or insincerely uttered, unless one is taken to keep in mind their
> meaning.
>
> JL
>
> --
> "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."
>


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