You’re welcome


Senior Member
Hello everyone,

From the book 99: Stories of the Game by Wayne Gretzky:

Gretzky describes the conversation with his dad after Canada lost and partly it was Gretzky's fault.

"He was rarely critical like that, but he said, “You know, that loss was your fault. You stayed on the ice too long and that goal cost you guys.” I’d just told him that I’d gotten permission for him to fly with us on the charter to Hamilton. So I only looked at him and said, “You’re welcome.”"

In this particular context, is "You’re welcome" the same "you're welcome" as in reply to thank you?

Thank you.
  • lingobingo

    Senior Member
    English - England
    Presumably it was meant sarcastically. In other words, he didn't get a thank you, just a criticism, so he was making it clear that the thank you would have been preferable.
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