Thank you for having me (UNCLASSIFIED)

Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Thu Dec 16 15:13:11 UTC 2010

Mullins, Bill AMRDEC wrote:
> I was always taught that "you're welcome" is the gracious way to say
> "you're welcome".  But this is less bothersome to me than being told "no
> problem" when telling someone "thank you."

"Think nothing of it", though, has been in use for a long time. Is there much difference

French ("de rien") and Spanish ("de nada") have similar constructions. Is "no problem"
perhaps a calque from one of those? (I recall the form "no problemo"....)

Jim Parish

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