|kiitos englanniksi||please, thanks, kudos, thank you, acknowledgement|
: ux|en|Her presentation pleased the executives.
: ux|en|Im pleased to see youve been behaving yourself.
: ux|en|Just do as you please.
*: Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he.
: Please, pass the bread.
: Would you please sign this form?
: Could you tell me the time, please?
: May I take your order, please?
: —May I help you? —Please.
: Oh, please, do we have to hear that again?
*: Fellow: May I have a few days off to get married?
*: Reply, in the Cincinnati idiom by a boss who had heard the sound but not the sense:
*: Boss: Please?
*: Even though I heard it was supposed to be German-Catholic background, there’s only one thing German — they say ‘please’ [for the more common ‘pardon me’], which comes from bitte.
*: “…He explained in broken English that one of his daughters was ill and he probably could not be there. I did not understand all that he said, so asked, ‘Please?’ per Cincinnati custom. ‘There is no need to plead. I will be there if she is feeling better,’ he replied.”
*: Cincinnati are some of the most polite persons I have ever met in the US. When asking someone a question, instead of saying “Excuse me,” or “Pardon,” they say “Please?”
*: By the same token, one contestant who doesn’t hear a particular question could say “Pardon me?” while another could say “Please?” Again, neither would be lying if he said he was from Ohio.
*: In Maine, where as much as a quarter of the population has French ancestry, you may hear a stray hair called a couette, and in parts of Ohio please is used in the same way as the German bitte, to invite a person to repeat something just said – apparently a remnant of the bilingual schooling once available in Cincinnati.
*: Ellen grew up outside of Cincinnati and believed her own talk was the “norm,” while others were speakers of dialects. She was in graduate school before she learned that not all people say, Please? to mean Can you repeat that?
: Could you give me a hand, please? — Yes, sure. — Thanks.
*: Thanks, courteous wall: Jove shield thee well for this!
: After all I’ve done, a simple acknowledgment is all the thanks I get?
: ux|en|The talented, young playwright received much kudos for his new drama.
: "Thank you," said the girl after her mom gave her a gift.
: a wedding invitations acknowledgement
: See Wikipedia article on [[w:transmission (telecommunications)|transmission]]