Why People Don't Say "You're Welcome" Anymore

Why People Don't Say "You're Welcome" Anymore

Fewer people say “you’re welcome” nowadays, and an expert says it’s due to a desire to be more considerate.

The expert says the phrase that is meant to be courteous is sometimes perceived as insincere or snarky,thanks in part to comedians using it to be sarcastic. 

She says more people are now using “no worries” “sure,” “of course” and “no problem” instead.  

She adds that we should not be sensitive when we express appreciation-- and the other party says "you're welcome." Accepting the phrase will help others feel more comfortable saying it and prevent it from going extinct.

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