While browsing Miss Manners' column on msn (in the hopes the answer to my question was somehow published without me knowing (it wasn't and there's still no reply), I came across another interesting reader question - What are we supposed to say when someone says thank you?
This made me wonder just how many different ways to respond are out there in different cultures. What do they say in your country? Or do you know of any responses in a foreign language that seem unusual to you?
In Russian, we say "nothing for" as in "nothing to thank me for", and sometimes people reply with "please", which would be the Russian equivalent for "you're welcome" in this situation. The article also gives an example of a proper reply in Spanish, which is "de nada" and means "it was nothing".