[Ads-l] sarcastic "You're welcome."

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 22 20:03:29 EDT 2020


> [Critics]

Shouldn't that be _[Haters]_?

On Sat, Aug 22, 2020 at 7:52 PM Amy West <medievalist at w-sts.com> wrote:

> The 2015 cit, I agree is sarcastic.
>
> But is the Ice-T one sarcastic or what I would call "anticipatory."?
> (expressing "You should thank me.")
>
> ---Amy West
>
> On 6/23/20 00:00, ADS-L automatic digest system wrote:
> > Date:    Mon, 22 Jun 2020 16:03:11 -0400
> > From:    Jonathan Lighter<wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> > Subject: sarcastic "You're welcome."
> >
> > I've been hearing this more and more.  Ex.: Ice-T does a TV commercial
> > advising that you need car-repair insurance.  At the end, though no one's
> > said "Thank you," he says flatly,"You're welcome."  The first few times I
> > saw this, I thought it was an off-putting way to end a commercial.  The
> > phrase has been deleted in recent runs of the ad.
> >
> > Earliest I've noted. (Sheer chance, BTW):   2015
> > http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1502/09/se.01.html   * :*
> >
> > [IRAQ WAR VETERAN:] [Critics] are always going to say something
> derogatory
> > about somebody else. So, you know, we did what we did for them to be able
> > to...talk their trash, so you're welcome.
> >
> > JL
>
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