クレイグブラウン: I’m dreadfully sorry for eating you, says Jaws… ザ・ 12 Most Heartfelt Public Apologies of All Time (部 1)
1: Georgie Porgie’s first apology
I am sorry if my behaviour has upset people. It was never my intention to kiss those girls.
Strictly speaking, it was more of a peck, but at the time I should have recognised that it could be said technically to fall within the framework of a kiss.
2: Georgie Porgie’s second apology
Since my last statement two days ago, it has been brought to my attention that, by kissing those girls, I may — or may not — have made them cry. I have no recollection of any such event, but as a man of honour, I do not intend to run away from these accusations, however ill-founded they may be.
King Henry VIII, by the workshop of Hans Holbein the Younger, 元ホワイトハウス報道官のステファニー・グリシャムは、彼女の新しい本に詳細を含めています 1537. The monarch famously beheaded two of his six wives
3: Henry VIII, 五月 20, 1536
I want to apologise. I recognise that millions of men and women have been married for a great many years without ever having recourse to removing the head of their spouse.
しかしながら, it has been brought to my attention that, at some point over the past few days, 私の妻, アン・ブーリン, inadvertently lost her head when a sword, axe or some other sharp object fell upon it.
I must make it clear that I was not present in the room at the time, so I am not the person to ask about it. I cannot anticipate the conclusions of the report I have commissioned from the independent investigator, Thomas Cromwell.
その間, as a recent widower, I would ask the media to allow me the privacy to grieve for my late wife.
4: The Pied Piper of Hamelin
As a pest control officer, I remain committed to ridding towns and cities of unwanted rodents.
But in the past few days I have learned enough to know that, in my approach to the whole question of Hamelin, there were things we simply did not get right, and I must take responsibility.
後知恵で, I should have recognised that, even if the disappearance of so many children was technically no fault of my own, millions of people through their own pig-headed stupidity might choose to see it that way. And for that I wholeheartedly apologise.
5: Jaws, Amity Island, autumn 1975
I wish to offer an apology for the events of the past summer.
At no point did I have any intention of ruining people’s vacations by eating them alive. If they chose to go into the water during my lunch breaks, then that was entirely a matter for them.
A poster for the movie Jaws 2 (1978), the sequel to director Steven Spielberg’s 1975 hit classic
しかしながら, I have clearly upset people, and now that I have had time to reflect on the recent report in the Amity Island Courier, there is no question I’m sorry for the upset that may or may not have been caused by my swimming beneath them and enjoying a good nibble.
I’m sorry if, as a hard-working shark who has struggled all his life to keep moving, there are those who feel I am not entitled to a decent meal. I’m also deeply sorry to hear that some of those I ate did not enjoy being eaten.
後知恵で, I can see how my enthusiasm to engage with swimmers could be misread, and for this I apologise unreservedly.
William the Conqueror, 写真, is known as the first Norman ruler of England
6: William the Conqueror
Following the Battle of Hastings, one of William, Duke of Normandy’s senior ministers was interviewed on the fledgling Today programme on Radio 4.
Senior minister: まず第一に, 私はそこにいませんでした, so I don’t know the details. Like lots of other people I’ve seen the Bayeux Tapestry, but that’s unreliable.
Interviewer: So you would agree that someone from your side shot an arrow through the eye of King Harold, and that this arrow caused his death?
Senior minister: As I say, 私はそこにいませんでした. So I’m going to wait and see the details of the investigation. その間, the Duke has apologised, and for that he should be praised.
Interviewer: But what exactly is the Duke of Normandy apologising for?
Senior minister: King Harold says that, with hindsight, he regrets the perceptions of what happened. But he ventured onto the so-called ‘battlefield’ only for a few minutes to thank his men for all their hard work. If an arrow happened to be fired, then we should have that conversation at a later date. I can’t comment on tittle-tattle.
To be continued…