A recent article on linguistics observed a generational difference in how we respond to being thanked. When someone says “thanks” to a baby boomer, they’re likely to hear “you’re welcome” in response. Millennials, on the other hand, often reply with “no problem.” Boomers may be mildly irritated by this latter response, with its subtle suggestion that it really was a problem, but no big deal. Millennials are more likely to hear a sarcastic undertone in the typical boomer response. The takeaway? Know who you’re talking to / selling to, and choose your words accordingly.