You're welcome

You're welcome   Wednesday, October 15, 2003, 13:59 GMT
Is it true that people in England don't often say you're welcome, they either say nothing back or they just say thanks back?
Simon   Wednesday, October 15, 2003, 14:02 GMT
We say lots of little things that try for the sake of politeness to play down a little what as done.

That's ok
No problems
You'd do the same for me
Don't be daft
bob   Wednesday, October 15, 2003, 14:03 GMT
cheers or ta

are also used
Simon   Wednesday, October 15, 2003, 15:02 GMT
No, someone says "cheers" and you reply "no, don't be daft"
Sima   Wednesday, October 15, 2003, 18:06 GMT
I heard Americans say :
Not a problem !
no problem !
gary   Wednesday, October 15, 2003, 18:09 GMT
or :
don't mention it !
Brenda   Friday, October 17, 2003, 03:10 GMT
Sometimes you'll hear an American respond, "uh-huh" after someone has said "thank you," which I find very rude.
Californian   Friday, October 17, 2003, 04:19 GMT
Brenda, where are you from? I either say "No problem", "yup", "yeah", "any time", or "uh-huh." What is rude about it?
Clark   Friday, October 17, 2003, 04:24 GMT
Brenda, get over yourself. There are too many varieties of English to have everybody speak like you speak!
mjd   Friday, October 17, 2003, 07:05 GMT
I say "uh-huh" at times too, especially if I'm at work and very busy. While it wouldn't do for formal occasions, there is nothing rude about it.
mjd   Friday, October 17, 2003, 07:07 GMT
Most often I'll say "your welcome" or "no problem."
A.S.C.M.   Friday, October 17, 2003, 07:15 GMT
In reply to "xiè xiè" (thank you)...
Southern Chinese say "bú kè qì" (don't be so polite) or "bú xiè" (no need to say thanks).

Northern Chinese say "méi shì'r", which can be interpreted to mean "nothing" or "no problem". Many southerners believe that "méi shì" is rude.

This shows that English is not the only language in which there are many ways of replying to "thank you" and in which some replies are considered rude by people from certain regions.
...   Saturday, October 18, 2003, 19:08 GMT
What would you do if you've thanked somebody and they just said thanks back?