I used to think the British "sorry" was an apology for a small error like bumping someone on the train, so I replied "no problem don't worry about it". Then I learned it actually means "sorry we had to interact" and I've been making it worse by offering warmth and forgiveness.
@richdecibels I think it's a London/South thing. In the North, people are friendlier on public transport.
@richdecibels more precisely "I have regrets about existence"
@richdecibels wait, so, what's the Canadian sorry then??
@meena "sorry we had to interact due to this actual or perceived error, and also for burdening you with the emotional labour of processing and responding to my apology"
@carcinopithecus that's a lot
I'll ask all my Canadian friends to confirm this. both of them.
@meena please do not take it too seriously, it is at least 40% in jest
sorry about that
@carcinopithecus i am sorry I took this very seriously and have already asked 50% of my Canadian friends to confirm this
@wohali ⬆️is this true??
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