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.