When you thank people, do you care if they reply with "you're welcome" or "no problem"? (Not just online, also in real life situations) If you have a preference, why?
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No, it's all the same to me!
74%
Yes, I prefer "You're welcome"
15%
Yes, I prefer "No problem"
11%
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Published: May 10, 2017
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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.
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Yea, it's a bit confusing. It really depends on the person using it.
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RoxalewHobbyist Digital Artist
Its all the same to me ^^
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Same here :la:
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^^
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PiepawsHobbyist Digital Artist
I prefer "no problem", because I use "you're welcome" in a sarcastic rude manner with my friends more than serious. But it doesn't really matter to me if someone says "you're welcome" or "no problem".
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Yea, I see "You're welcome" being used sarcastically too! So I get why some people feel uncomfortable using it :XD:
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No worries, mate.
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Also a good answer!
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DigiAnubisHobbyist Digital Artist
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.
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That does make sense, those things become habits really fast!
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KaiterpillarStudent General Artist
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.
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That makes sense, it is indeed used sarcastically a lot!
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RenkindleHobbyist Digital Artist
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
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I see! It's funny, because to some people it's the exact opposite. Reading into stuff can be a pain!
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Same, for me it's the opposite.
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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
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IT'S OKAY THIS IS INTERESTING
Nice! I can imagine it's tricky in customer service sometimes ^^
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S-p-e-a-r-m-i-n-tStudent General Artist
I personally respond with "My pleasure"
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Also a good reply!
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Cloudp1eStudent Digital Artist
all around me are familiar faces, worn out places, something something this is a song
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S-p-e-a-r-m-i-n-tStudent General Artist
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
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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)_/¯
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Yea, it's true! "You're welcome" is more formal, but in the end, it's just the same thing.
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