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3 phrases Brits use more than the rest of the English-speaking world: Part I

As an American, moving to England seemed like an easy step: they speak English, they watch Friends and The Simpsons, and they’re basically our motherland. Yet while those things are fundamentally true, it doesn’t stop the lingo from constantly confusing a newcomer.

Below is the first of the three most common phrases you’ll hear after spending any length of time with the British (plus what it means in each situation).

Sorry

At first, I was constantly thinking, “Why is everyone apologizing all the time?” Then I realized that ‘sorry’ is the polite way to indicate several other common phrases:

Public safety announcement: this is by no means a comprehensive list. You’re best off using “sorry” anytime you’re in doubt, trying to be polite, or interacting with other (British) humans.

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