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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 22 20:03:11 UTC 2020

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.


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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