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Scuse or Excuse? Answered

I quite often have say scuse me in the packed slow moving hallways of my school and every time I say scuse me and right afterwards I think to my self, say Excuse Idiot.  Does it really make a difference?  I always say scuse out of bad habit, but prefer excuse because it provides a little more oomph with the Ex sound.  Scuse always seems to make me thing of any word with an ooze in it.

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Burf
Burf

Best Answer 9 years ago

Amongst friends and at informal affairs, "Scuse me." is fine. In the classroom, formal affairs, job interviews, etc., the usage of proper English is always preferred.

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Answer 9 years ago

+1

At school you're in an informal environment among your peers, so either annunciation is fine, as long as its not directed to a teacher (especially your English teacher). ;)

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Burf
Burf

Answer 9 years ago

Yep, that's exactly why I specified the classroom and not the generic "school."

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Answer 9 years ago

I noticed that, and I agree with your answer.
I guess I was just re-phrasing your comments. lol... *face palm*

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caarntedd
caarntedd

9 years ago

Saying scuse instead of excuse, is far better than saying nothing, which is what most people do these days.

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jj.inc
jj.inc

Answer 9 years ago

Oh, yes, I am probably the only one in the whole school that even bothers.

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caarntedd
caarntedd

Answer 9 years ago

Far, far better.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

9 years ago

Its 'scuse - not a word in itself, but a little abbreviation that we use amongst people we know. Like you say "Bai Bai" to friends, not "Goodbye"

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Answer 9 years ago

Isn't Bai Bai the name of a panda?

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 9 years ago

I am sure it will be now, if it isn't already....

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canucksgirl
canucksgirl

Answer 9 years ago

Chalk that up to another accomplishment. ;)

btw, did you notice the "related"? (i.e. Are you Madd??) o_0 ?