Interesting! I heard two Americans talking to each other whilst working at the orphanage the other day.One said “that was a good idea of yours”. The other said “well actually it wasn’t my idea, but thanks for the compliment anyhow”.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could all communicate so positively and clearly. I really value the examples of American communication that my friends have subjected me to. Interestingly enough and perhaps not that surprisingly, this style of communication is very different to what I hear in the movies and on the tele news.