Is It Time to Say Goodbye to the Phrase “You’re Welcome”?

I certainly hope not. A recent story in the HuffPost by Caroline Bologna notes that the earliest citation in the Oxford English Dictionary as a response to “thank you” comes from 1907. But apparently, over the years, American etiquette experts, baby boomers, and writers have lamented the apparent decline in the use of the phrase “you’re welcome” … Continue reading Is It Time to Say Goodbye to the Phrase “You’re Welcome”?

Hold the Phone

This is the 14th in a collection of newspaper ads written by Harry Gray, then CEO of United Technologies, that appeared in the Wall Street Journal from the late 1970s through the early 1980s. Here is the original ad. Most of us will spend two years of our lives on the telephone. They are not … Continue reading Hold the Phone