When I started English I learnt "You're welcome". Then since I received "No problem", I decided to use it as well. For short I use both. I didn't knew that "You're welcome" could be sarcastic, probably because I never saw someone using it in a sarcastic manner.
I've never thought that much about it. Is just the phrase some people chose to use. In real life I say a mixture of both. On here I tend to use"no prob" a lot. Mostly cause back when I first joined hardly anybody said "your welcome" everyone always said "no prob" so I kinda just got in the habit of using it to fit in.
As for other people saying it to me I don't really care either way. Just the fact that they are being nice is good enough for me, I'm not picky about words.
I prefer 'no problem' because im constantly surrounded by people who sarcastically yell 'youre welcome' so its involuntarily became a really confusing phrase for me as i get threatened easily with sarcasm//coughs// it also kinda just sounds a little more open and not blunt i guess.
it depends on the context for me - if someone says "no problem" if i thank them for a fave or something, then it kinda feels like it was a chore to them or something??? i kinda read too far into stuff tho
I think about this a lot at work funnily enough LOL Working in customer service requires you to think about what you say and how you reply a lot.
For me personally it's usually either "no problem" or "no worries" as it just feels looser and more casual to me. But I say "you're welcome" a lot too. It also kind of depends on who I'm talking to if that makes sense, obviously we talk to different people in different ways depending on who they are and how well we know them.
SORRY TO RAMBLE A LITTLE I'VE JUST BEEN THINKING ABOUT THIS A LOT LATELY LOL
All around me are familiar faces Worn out places, worn out faces Bright and early for their daily races Going nowhere, going nowhere And their tears are filling up their glasses No expression, no expression Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow No tomorrow, no tomorrow
And I find it kind of funny I find it kind of sad The dreams in which I'm dying Are the best I've ever had I find it hard to tell you 'Cause I find it hard to take When people run in circles It's a very, very Mad world
It's always been a matter of formality for me, especially when I'm talking to people in person. I tend to use "you're welcome" towards older people, people I admire, or people who I don't know very well. On the other hand, I use "no problem" [or even just "yup"] when I'm talking casually among friends, or to my family, or other adults who I'm very comfortable around. Online, I normally use them both regardless of who I'm talking to, unless it's like... a business email, or something like that.
I don't care how others reply to me, though. "You're welcome" and "no problem" both practically mean the same thing. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I don't have a preference though I normally say "of course" or "sure thing" myself. My ex's mom got really peeved once when I didn't specifically say "you're welcome" and did the whole "who raised you that's rude etc etc". Language evolves and it's great and no one will convince me otherwise lol Nowadays it's kind of expected that if you see someone needs help of course you help them. "You're welcome" tends to feel more like an "I went out of my way to help you and deserve thanks" whereas "no problem/sure thing/etc" feel more casual because of course I helped, you needed it why wouldn't I.
i prefer "you're welcome" but "no problem" also works, i don't really care that much. but either way i'd rather them say something than nothing because that just seems kind of rude and self centered to me. if you helped someone and they're thankful for it it's polite to say it or they could just as well take it as you wish you didn't have to help them and they're just a bother to you
I personally say "no problem," but I don't care what other people say. (it is somewhat comforting that when people say 'no problem' there's no chance of a vampire tricking people into inviting them in)
Although I know people have pointed out something interesting - older people tend to say "you're welcome" more, younger tend to say "no problem" the older generations seem to view help as something willingly given - you're welcome that I took the time to help you when I didn't necessarily have to. The younger feel like help is expected of them, an obligation - no problem, I had to help, even if it was a problem...