Talk:excuse me

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Excuse me?[edit]

Isn't "excuse me?" used as an expression or interjection of surprise? Rubykuby (talk) 17:48, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

Traditionally it's an apology (e.g. when you've bumped into somebody, or need to interrupt their conversation) but there is another sense we are missing. You can actually say "Excuse me!" in outrage, if someone else does something you consider very rude. Equinox 12:36, 6 April 2012 (UTC)
Oh, and you're right, it can also mean "I beg your pardon?" / "What did you say?" (in disbelief or surprise). Equinox 12:37, 6 April 2012 (UTC)