Date: Tue, 21 Oct 1997 10:51:04 -0400 From: Brenda Lester 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. > > -Matthew McDaniel >