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I hate it when politicians do that: "I sorry if anyone was offended by ..." rather than "I apologise for giving offence when ..."
The second version is taking responsibility, the former is blaming the offended.
"I have no idea what I did, but I'm taking full credit for it." - ThisOldTony
"Common sense is so rare these days, it should be classified as a super power" - Random T-shirt
AntiTwitter: @DalekDave is now a follower!
If I'm wrong, I'll own up. But if some snowflake decides to take offense at something I say, that's really not my problem and I hardly ever miss an opportunity to tell them exactly that - whether they understand it as I intended or not.
Me either. It's really given me something to think about.
I have spat apologies back in people's faces in the past, because they refused to use the word sorry. For me, knowing that they care about my mental state is far more valuable to me than understanding why they did what they did. I don't really care why they did it in fact.
I was always taught that "I'm sorry" is what you say when you're apologising and "I apologise" is what you say when you're not actually sorry, but wish to move past the barrier created by the incident.
But then again, I guess it's like all language.
The important part is the idea communicated, not the sounds used to do so.
Only because the extended usage doesn't differentiate between both options it doesn't necessarily mean that the mean the same.
In german or in spanish they are used similarly too but they are not semantically equal.
And the "psicological" aspect is a bit different too.
The spanish "Sorry" is a reflective verb (I am receiving / feeling the action)
The spanish "Apologies" is an active verb (I am doing the action)
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
I was a reading about the reggae-tarian diet - potatoes, carrots, turnips, parsnips etc.
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
I was going to create a diet, myself - in fact I did. I'd publish and get rich selling it to those people who always buy the latest diet book because it must be the real thing. Lots of bucks on the TV talk show circuit, giving lectures, and of course, my special line of branded food. Mine, in fact, is the real thing.
It's called the "EAT LESS" diet. Following the color cover, introduction, and gratuitous (and even self-serving) acknowledgements, the book begins with chapter 1 page 1.
The remaining 127 pages are entitled: 'For your notes' and are otherwise blank.
This diet works every time (but I'd never dare claim it to be fool-proof!)
An ex-coworker messaged me this on Facebook all of a sudden.
Said it would be my taste and apparently he still knows me.
The album version is nice, but this live version is nicer.
According to Wikipedia Anna is a Swedish pianist, organist and songwriter.
She's also the daughter of avant garde sound artist Carl Michael von Hauswolff, whom I've never heard of.
As for her music style "Von Hausswolff's gothic-style music is described as "art pop, drone, and post-metal", with "a juxtaposition of dark and bright". The Guardian has described it as "funeral pop"."
Remember that for if you ever want to get snobbish over music styles
The music is awesome though