History Main / BackHandedApology

2nd Dec '16 12:33:07 PM SteveMB
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* Creator/DaveBarry once wrote a column about telemarketers which included the phone number of a major telemarketing company. Over the course of the following week, that company got swamped with so many calls from people complaining about being harassed by telemarketers that they couldn't get any work done. Dave Barry's next column covered this reaction, and ended with a highly sarcastic apology to the telemarketing company for the trouble he caused them, which included the phrase "I probably should not say that your new phone number is..."

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* Creator/DaveBarry once wrote a column about telemarketers which included the phone number of a major telemarketing company. Over the course of the following week, that company got swamped with so many calls from people complaining about being harassed by telemarketers that they couldn't get any work done. Dave Barry's next column covered this reaction, and ended with a highly sarcastic apology to the telemarketing company for the trouble he caused them, which included the phrase "I probably [[CouldSayItBut should not say that your new phone number is..."]]"
26th Nov '16 9:15:10 AM rjd1922
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-->'''Gretchen:''' I'm sorry that people are so jealous of me... but I can't help it that I'm so popular.
--> [[CrowningMomentOfFunny *''cue entire crowd moving back, except a blissfully-smiling Karen''**]]

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-->'''Gretchen:''' I'm sorry that people are so jealous of me... but I can't help it that I'm so popular.
--> [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/CrowningMomentOfFunny *''cue entire crowd moving back, except a blissfully-smiling Karen''**]]
25th Nov '16 10:28:56 PM pwiegle
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--->WE WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGIZE FOR THE WAY IN WHICH POLITICIANS ARE REPRESENTED IN THIS PROGRAMME. IT WAS NEVER OUR INTENTION TO IMPLY THAT POLITICIANS ARE WEAK-KNEED, POLITICAL TIME-SERVERS WHO ARE CONCERNED MORE WITH THEIR PERSONAL VENDETTAS AND PRIVATE POWER STRUGGLES THAN THE PROBLEMS OF GOVERNMENT, NOR TO SUGGEST AT ANY POINT THAT THEY SACRIFICE THEIR CREDIBILITY BY DENYING FREE DEBATE ON VITAL MATTERS IN THE MISTAKEN IMPRESSION THAT PARTY UNITY COMES BEFORE THE WELL-BEING OF THE PEOPLE THEY SUPPOSEDLY REPRESENT NOR TO IMPLY AT ANY STAGE THAT THEY ARE SQUABBLING LITTLE TOADIES WITHOUT AN OUNCE OF CONCERN FOR THE VITAL SOCIAL PROBLEMS OF TODAY. NOR INDEED DO WE INTEND THAT VIEWERS SHOULD CONSIDER THEM AS CRABBY ULCEROUS LITTLE SELF-SEEKING VERMIN WITH FURRY LEGS AND AN EXCESSIVE ADDICTION TO ALCOHOL AND CERTAIN EXPLICIT SEXUAL PRACTICES WHICH SOME PEOPLE MIGHT FIND OFFENSIVE.

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--->WE WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGIZE FOR THE WAY IN WHICH POLITICIANS ARE REPRESENTED IN THIS PROGRAMME. IT WAS NEVER OUR INTENTION TO IMPLY THAT POLITICIANS ARE WEAK-KNEED, POLITICAL TIME-SERVERS WHO ARE CONCERNED MORE WITH THEIR PERSONAL VENDETTAS AND PRIVATE POWER STRUGGLES THAN THE PROBLEMS OF GOVERNMENT, NOR TO SUGGEST AT ANY POINT THAT THEY SACRIFICE THEIR CREDIBILITY BY DENYING FREE DEBATE ON VITAL MATTERS IN THE MISTAKEN IMPRESSION THAT PARTY UNITY COMES BEFORE THE WELL-BEING OF THE PEOPLE THEY SUPPOSEDLY REPRESENT NOR TO IMPLY AT ANY STAGE THAT THEY ARE SQUABBLING LITTLE TOADIES WITHOUT AN OUNCE OF CONCERN FOR THE VITAL SOCIAL PROBLEMS OF TODAY. NOR INDEED DO WE INTEND THAT VIEWERS SHOULD CONSIDER THEM AS CRABBY ULCEROUS LITTLE SELF-SEEKING VERMIN WITH FURRY LEGS AND AN EXCESSIVE ADDICTION TO ALCOHOL AND CERTAIN EXPLICIT SEXUAL PRACTICES WHICH SOME PEOPLE MIGHT FIND OFFENSIVE. WE ARE SORRY IF THIS IMPRESSION HAS COME ACROSS.
6th Nov '16 11:02:40 PM Doryna
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* ''Series/ThisHourHas22Minutes'''s Apology to American, in which Anthony St. George walks around Washington D.C. and passive-aggressively apologies on behalf of Canada for such things as calling UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush a moron, burning down TheWhiteHouse during the UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, various terrible Canadian celebrities and music inflicted on the U.S. over the decades, and, finally, for [[ShapedLikeItself "apologizing for things in a passive-aggressive way which is really a thinly-veiled criticism]], because we've seen what you do to countries you get upset with."

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* ''Series/ThisHourHas22Minutes'''s Apology to American, America, in which Anthony St. George walks around Washington D.C. and passive-aggressively apologies on behalf of Canada for such things as calling UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush a moron, burning down TheWhiteHouse during the UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, various terrible Canadian celebrities and music inflicted on the U.S. over the decades, and, finally, for [[ShapedLikeItself "apologizing for things in a passive-aggressive way which is really a thinly-veiled criticism]], because we've seen what you do to countries you get upset with."
6th Nov '16 11:02:14 PM Doryna
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* ''Series/ThisHourHas22Minutes'''s Apology to American, in which Anthony St. George walks around Washington D.C. and passive-aggressively apologies on behalf of Canada for such things as calling UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush a moron, burning down TheWhiteHouse during the UsefulNotes/WarOf1812, various terrible Canadian celebrities and music inflicted on the U.S. over the decades, and, finally, for [[ShapedLikeItself "apologizing for things in a passive-aggressive way which is really a thinly-veiled criticism]], because we've seen what you do to countries you get upset with."
13th Sep '16 7:01:01 PM DrFraud
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* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9027408/1/Darkness-Within Darkness Within]]'' Tom Riddle begins torturing Harry until he gets an apology for a perceived slight. After several rounds Harry finally gives him one.

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* In ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9027408/1/Darkness-Within Darkness Within]]'' Tom Riddle begins torturing tortures Harry until he gets an apology for a perceived slight. After several rounds Harry finally gives him one.



* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9825937/6/Bound-in-Servitude Bound in Servitude]]'' Mrs. Weasley insists that Ron apologize for implying that most of the Order of the Phoenix members are Dumbledore-worshipping sheep.

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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9825937/6/Bound-in-Servitude Bound in Servitude]]'' Mrs. Weasley insists that Ron apologize for implying that most of the Order of the Phoenix members are Dumbledore-worshipping sheep.


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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11044882/14/The-Snitch-Effect The Snitch Effect]]'':
-->'''Dumbledore:''' Lee, while I agree with you that Mister Diggory is being an ass, as you put it, that's no reason to become so vulgar. Kindly apologize, if you would.\\
'''Lee Jordan:''' Fine. I'm sorry that you're such a prat, Diggory!
2nd Sep '16 9:32:21 PM BeeKirbysNewComputer
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* So-Sorree from ''Anime/YoKaiWatch'' makes anybody it inspirits do this ''constantly'', to the annoyance of their peers.
1st Sep '16 2:07:36 PM DaibhidC
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* A child comes up to his mother complaining that his sister called him stupid. The mother orders her daughter to say she's sorry. She turns to her brother and says "I'm sorry that you're stupid."
27th Aug '16 5:06:04 PM nombretomado
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* The [[DisneyChannel Playhouse Disney]] puppet show ''[[Franchise/WinnieThePooh The Book of Pooh]]'' had a song called "If We Were Talkin'," which pretty much consisted of Rabbit and Tigger doing this to each other after an argument, at least until Piglet suggests that they could work things out. "If we were talking, which were aren't since that nasty somersault / I'd say I'm sorry that our accident was totally his fault." ... "If we were talking, I'd say sorry his world record was a bust."

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* The [[DisneyChannel [[Creator/DisneyChannel Playhouse Disney]] puppet show ''[[Franchise/WinnieThePooh The Book of Pooh]]'' had a song called "If We Were Talkin'," which pretty much consisted of Rabbit and Tigger doing this to each other after an argument, at least until Piglet suggests that they could work things out. "If we were talking, which were aren't since that nasty somersault / I'd say I'm sorry that our accident was totally his fault." ... "If we were talking, I'd say sorry his world record was a bust."
2nd Aug '16 7:02:06 AM JamesAustin
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* There is a rule in the British Parliament that forbids personal insults. Creator/BenjaminDisraeli said "Half the Cabinet[[note]]Committee of high-ranking government ministers[[/note]] are asses.", He was ordered to apologize and he said "Mr. Speaker, I withdraw that remark, half the Cabinet are NOT asses." in a tone of voice that implied that the other half ''are'' asses.

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* There is a rule in the British Parliament that forbids personal insults. Creator/BenjaminDisraeli UsefulNotes/BenjaminDisraeli said "Half the Cabinet[[note]]Committee of high-ranking government ministers[[/note]] are asses.", He was ordered to apologize and he said "Mr. Speaker, I withdraw that remark, half the Cabinet are NOT asses." in a tone of voice that implied that the other half ''are'' asses.
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