Question: Is It Rude To Say What Instead Of Pardon?

Is it rude to say yeah?

There’s nothing rude about “yeah”.

It’s the normal affirmative word in English and all native speakers use it, even those who complain about it.

In “yeah right”, using “yeah” is mandatory.

You can’t replace it with “yes” in this instance..

When would you use a pardon instead of?

‘ Received wisdom has it that ‘pardon’, used when asking someone to repeat something, is the preserve of the middle classes – on a par with ‘toilet’, ‘serviette’ and referring to one’s lunch as ‘dinner’. But Tatler, bible of the upper classes, has decreed that the word is now socially acceptable.

What to say after sneezing sorry or excuse me?

Wash your hands as soon as possible after you finish sneezing to prevent spreading germs to others. Say, “Excuse me” after you finish sneezing. If someone says, “God bless you,” or “Gesundheit,” thank the person.

What is the difference between pardon me and excuse me?

“Excuse me” is used when you want to interject in a conversation. “Pardon me” is used to apologise for something. “If you’ll pardon me for saying so” is a somewhat old fashioned phrase, or can be used sarcastically, when you are disagreeing with something someone has said.

What do you say when someone says Pardon?

If you feel the need to respond, you could say “that’s OK”. If you want to be extra polite/formal, say “I beg your pardon.” instead of “Pardon me!”.

Is saying what do you want rude?

If you say to someone ‘what do you want? ‘, you are asking them in a rather rude or angry way why they have come to the place where you are or why they want to speak to you. ‘What do you want!’ she whispered savagely.

Is Pardon me rude?

Excuse me and pardon me are polite expressions that you use when you do something that could be slightly embarrassing or rude. You usually use sorry to apologize after you have done something wrong.

Do people still say pardon?

Many of you will believe that ‘pardon’ is only polite. Nannies and schools will often educate children to respond with a nice, polite ‘pardon’ that will rather horrify patrician parents. … But the thing about ‘pardon’ is, it is certainly polite and respectful – which is not to be underestimated.

How do you respond to Excusez moi?

Let’s say someone told you “Pardon”, “Excuse-moi” or “Je suis désolé.” How can you react? What should you say? Well, the easiest answer is Ça ne fait rien (= that’s nothing).

Is what a rude response?

Yes, it’s rude. “Whatever” expresses indifference; often, expressing indifference is dismissive, and in this case, it’s dismissive of what the other person has to say. Semantically, it’s equivalent to responding with “I don’t care”. Being dismissive is what makes it rude.

Why do we say pardon me?

Pardon me is sometimes used to say you are sorry when you do something slightly rude, such as burp or accidentally push someone. Pardon me is also polite way of attracting someone’s attention: Pardon me, does this train go to Oakland?

How do you respond to excuse me?

If someone says “excuse me” to get your attention, the response is “I’m sorry, yes?” or something to that effect. If they say “excuse me” because you are in their way, then the response is to move out of the way and say “I’m sorry” or “sorry”.

Why do Americans say excuse me?

In short, we say ‘excuse me’ whenever we have done something socially awkward, or when we are trying to be polite, or if we know we are distracting someone. We say “excuse me” rather than “pardon me” because most Americans don’t feel the need for a pardon, but would like to be excused.

Why is answering what rude?

First of all, answering abruptly sounds like interrupting, which is rude. Second, saying “What?” sounds like blaming the speaker either for making no sense or for not speaking clearly. Yet the problem may well lie with the recipient, who was not paying attention when the question was asked.