Date: Mon, 20 Oct 1997 19:57:14 -0500 From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: thank you . . . thank you This evening I witnessed a Thank you response to a Thank you" in a Dairy Queen. The second thanker stressed YOU. Now that the topic has been mentioned, I realize I've heard these interchanges, with stress as here described. I think I do it myself. Sometimes I say "No problem" if the implication of the original thanks is that it might have been some trouble for me to do whatever I was being thanked for.