Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sorry, so sorry

"...I'm truly sorry." -- Mark McGwire (1/11/10)

"I just really wanted to apologize sincerely..." -- Serena Williams (9/14/09)

"...I offer my profound apology." -- Tiger Woods (12/2/09)

Main Entry: apol·o·gy
Pronunciation: \ə-ˈpä-lə-jē\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural apol·o·gies
Etymology: Middle French or Late Latin; Middle French apologie, from Late Latin apologia, from Greek, from apo- + logos speech — more at Legend
Date: 1533

1 a : a formal justification : Defense b : Excuse 2a
2 : an admission of error or discourtesy accompanied by an expression of regret
3 : a poor substitute :

As my wife would say, if you have to qualify your apology, it isn't really an apology.

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