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    "I'm obliged"

    In "Danger Man", a 1960s television drama, the hero John Drake oftentimes says "I'm obliged" where today we might say "thank you". I really like this usage but I am unsure of when to use it. Would anyone care to advise me?

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    Re: "I'm obliged"

    Quote Originally Posted by Hablo View Post
    In "Danger Man", a 1960s television drama, the hero John Drake oftentimes says "I'm obliged" where today we might say "thank you". I really like this usage but I am unsure of when to use it. Would anyone care to advise me?
    nowadays it is considered extremely formal usage
    I seem to remember my mother using it on rare occasions

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