Wednesday, February 23, 2011


About 10 years ago, I wrote a little piece about the response to "thank yous" on radio and television as hosts thank guests and corespondents. Nothing has changed; the response is still rarely the traditional "you're welcome".

Occurring most often is a replying "thank you", which theoretically could lead to an endless round of dueling "thank yous". It doesn't, however, and there are many other responses that end the segment. These range from "my pleasure"and "any time" to "no problem", "OK", and "sure".

Don't know the reason for the absence of "you're welcome", but I would welcome it back.