11.May.2011 No, no, thank you.
I listen to a lot of podcasts. Many of them are interview based: Spark, On the Media, The Sound of Young America, etc. Invariably, at the end of the interview, the host says, “Thanks for being on this show” in some form.
Now, pay attention to what the interviewee says in response. It’s almost never “you’re welcome”, which is what so many of us were taught (as kids) to say.
Most of the time, the response is, “thank you“, or the variant, “thank you for having me”. More rarely, you’ll get, “it’s been a pleasure to be here”, or “my pleasure”. But the rarest is surely “you’re welcome”.
I don’t know why, but this bit of interview etiquette fascinates me. Listen for it.