Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 10:51:04 -0400
From: Brenda Lester brenles[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CODY.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: you're welcome/toy's for sale
I live in cenral Georgia where "You're welcome" and "Thank You" are alive
and well. In some cases, "Certainly" replaces "You're Welcome."
Also, use of apostrophes for plurals is rampant.
On Tue, 21 Oct 1997, mmcdaniel wrote:
A couple of thoughts:
1. In addition to "You're welcome" evaporating, "Thank you" is losing
ground to "Thanks," which seems more impersonal.
2. I am constantly finding apostrophes used to indicate plurals, both
in the northeast US and in South Florida. I think this has a lot to do
with some people's annoying habit of using all caps.