True and most likely wasn't intended to be mistaken as such.
More like a backhand....with a "Got you!".
Exactly, it's more insulting or an excuse than an apology.
But can't you admit to a mistake?
I think I'd rather have nothing said and just move forward, instead to linger on it with a fake apology, that's not really apologizing and sorta seems like a lie.
Yes, a good acknowledgement might be just as good, instead of pretending like nothing happened and nothing is wrong.
... maybe the "o" is in it? Like Biology is the study of bio, not bi.
denoting the furthest point in the orbit of a body in relation to the primary.
So maybe the furthest thing away from what I meant or wanted? Purely wild guessing.
Apology: comes to us form the early 15c. "defense, justification," from Late Latin apologia, from Greek apologia "a speech in defense," from apologeisthai "to speak in one's defense," from apologos "an account, story," from apo "away from, off" (the prefix apo-) + logos "speech" (the same origin of where Logo comes from)
In classical Greek, "a well-reasoned reply; a 'thought-out response' to the accusations made," as that of Socrates. The original English sense of "self-justification" yielded a meaning "frank expression of regret for wrong done," first recorded 1590s, but this was not the main sense until 18c.
Thank you for explaining that
Bringing light to the etymology of a word, can explain a lot why people apologise, and how apologies were handled in the old sense.
Apology letters are probably the old sense, but definitely can use the language of the latter if the person doesn't mean it. :p But I figure Socrates had the latter sense in mind too. Pfft.
I wanted to see if there was a meaning.
Synyster said that you can't say "sorry."/|\
Tanor_Faux got your answer
It is what it is.:-/
If it's followed with but it's likely devoid of penitence. Granted, true contrition requires no verbal expression... Most would gladly exchange a mouthing of words for a behavioral adjustment.
That's the true display of remorse and rarely seen because it's much harder...
Very well said!
They're sort of "halfway apologies.
I'd say usually they're a LOT less than half
That makes no sense as a response to this post.
No one said that...
Fake fake fake fake!!!
Simply saying "I am sorry" for whatever it is a person knows...really feels they said or did wrong, is the only real apology.
Sarcasm or hollowness have no place when apologizing. Why even apologize is what I wanna know.