Cheers! Whatever happened to “Thank you”?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Am I the only one who gets fed up with hearing young people and others saying “Cheers” when even “thanks” would be a more acceptable substitute?

I took my daughter a cup of tea in bed this morning and she couldn’t even open her eyes – but she managed to groan “cheers”. I suppose I’m just grateful that she said something and didn’t just take it for granted.

In my day job as a teacher I also find that more and more young people use “cheers” as their normal mode of saying thank you. I find it excessively casual and off-hand. It grates on me and I wonder just what their parents say at home.

Good of you to have the patience to read this, though.   Chee Thank you. J.

Categories: Language, theEnglishLanguage, UKEducation

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