March 28, 2014

No Worries

According to this, the phrase "no worries" means "you're welcome" and it "infected" American English through Crocodile Dundee and the Lion King.

I've been saying "no worries" for as long as I can remember, though I never say it to mean "you're welcome." I mean it almost literally (even if it's usually a gross exaggeration), i.e. "there is no reason for you to have any worries about anything concerning this situation, my friend." Am I using it wrong?

Posted by Dr. Frank at March 28, 2014 07:04 PM