“More than 1,000 Brits found that that the average person says ‘sorry’ around eight times per day – and that one in eight people apologize up to 20 times a day.“ (Geddes, 2016)
When I first arrived in England, I hear the words the most times every day. When we feel like we are annoying other people we will saying “sorry”. It seems to be like an unwritten rule what people building a individual space. Even if you are standing too close to someone, we will say “sorry”. Based on the culture, British people seem to be builded a clear sense of personal boundaries.
Geddes, L. (2016). Why do the British say ‘sorry’ so much?. [online] Bbc.com. Available at: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160223-why-do-the-british-say-sorry-so-much