Fun Fact Friday
"The “Apology Act“, passed in 2009, is a direct result of Canada’s overuse of the word “sorry”.
See, once upon a time, lawyers in court were probably able establish guilt quite easily. All they would have to do is prove someone apologized at the time of the incident and presto! the verdict would swing in their favour.
Of course, in Canada, such a trend would create massive problems, as everyone says sorry whether they are at fault or not. That’s why lawmakers cleared it up, stipulating that an apology of any kind “means an expression of sympathy or regret” and not “an admission of fault or liability in connection with the matter to which the words or actions relate.”" (Hiscock,n.d.)
Hiscock, M. (n.d.). Canadians love to say ‘sorry’ so much, we had to make this law. Retrieved from The Loop: https://www.theloop.ca/canadians-love-to-say-sorry-so-much-we-had-to-make-this-law/