Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake
jaylake

Defects in the mother tongue

The problem with "I'm sorry" as an expression of sympathy is that there is a strongly implied apology in that phrase. English needs a colloquial way to express sympathy without culpability.

Besides "that sucks", I mean.
Tags: funny, language, words
Subscribe
  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

  • 22 comments