Articles Tagged 'Sorry'

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Gosh, Sorry: Over-apologetic Brits in America

According to Debretts (the modern authority on all matters of etiquette, social occasions, people of distinction and fine style, don’t you know), “For many British people, apologizing is a default reaction to life’s little irritants. If someone barges into you, treads on your toes or spills your drink, it is considered quite normal for the victim […]

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10 Things Brits Say…and What Americans Think We Mean

We may have invented the English language but that doesn’t mean our version is always understood by those who share our mother tongue. 1. What we say: “Sorry” What Americans hear: “I sincerely apologize.” Saying sorry is like a national tic, which means we Brits rarely use the word to convey a heartfelt apology. This […]