Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 15:32:53 -0400 From: CARRIE SUSANN ADDINGTON Subject: Re: thank you . . . thank you Melissa, I do agree with your opinion of the absence of "You're welcome" in common language. When I grew up, I recall hearing that statement in a very polite manner responsive to every "Thank You" preceding it. I believe that society today is a little too lax with common use of vocabulary and the manners that accompany our language. "You're welcome" is a reply of courtesy that seems to have evaporated along with the sophisticated atmosphere society used to possess. Again, social influences have affected linguistics. Carrie Susann Addington SCHOOL: HOME: 403 E. Main St. 2100 W. Sun Valley Pkwy. Morehead, KY 40351 Muncie, IN 47303 (606)780-0781 (317)747-0809