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If the phrase "Thank you kindly,..." is considered archaic, could someone suggest an alternative?



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  • I wouldn't say it's "archaic". It's a bit over-formal for modern use, and the etymology of the expression is a bit foggy, but it still has it's uses, when one wants to be a bit formal without bowing and scraping. – Hot Licks May 26 '15 at 16:20

It could be replaced with "Highly obliged" or simply "Obliged" but even these words are considered overly formal and archaic. In modern English, one simply uses "Thank you", "Thanks a lot" or rarely "Many thanks".


Two common simple ones:

Much appreciated.

Many thanks.

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