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Re: "You're welcome"

Posted by R. Berg on May 26, 2006

In Reply to: Re: "You're welcome" posted by ESC on May 25, 2006

: : "You're welcome" as a response to "Thank you."? What is the origin and meaning? I've read, "given freely", but where did "you're welcome" come from "given freely"?

: Interesting question. I'm wondering if there is a book out there about manners and associated customs.

The recipient is welcome to whatever is being given freely. That's the connection.