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Sat Jul 22, 2017, 08:53 AM

 

Did You Ever Say "Pardon Me" Without Doing Anything Wrong?

You know, like inadvertently bumping into someone or interrupting while someone speaks.

Why would anyone need to be pardoned for anything if they did nothing wrong?

Seeking, or speaking about the granting of a Pardon, is an admission of guilt, plain and simple.

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Reply Did You Ever Say "Pardon Me" Without Doing Anything Wrong? (Original post)
louis c Jul 2017 OP
Ms. Toad Jul 2017 #1
BarbaraFritche Jul 2017 #3
Wounded Bear Jul 2017 #2
Ms. Toad Jul 2017 #4
Shrike47 Jul 2017 #5

Response to louis c (Original post)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 10:33 AM

1. Pretty frequently, actually

When someone is oblivious and blocking the aisle, and I want to get there attention so they'll move, just as one example.

Also pretty common when there is a collision and it isn't clear who is at fault.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 10:38 AM

3. Yes, quite a lot.

 

It is a matter of politeness; much like please or thank you.

I say pardon or excuse me when I am about to pass by someone e.g., to let them know and not to be startled, e.g. when going behind them. Don't have to bump into someone to say excuse me.

Like a wave and a smile when another driver gives you space to make a turn.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 10:35 AM

2. Never...

I almost exclusively use "excuse me."

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 10:54 AM

4. I thought about adding that

Since they have similar meanings, and I use them interchangeably.

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Response to louis c (Original post)

Sat Jul 22, 2017, 11:05 AM

5. Of course. I have also said "excuse me" to the cat, the furniture, the wall...

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