9/16/11

MEA CULPA

MEA CULPA

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Means:  My mistake.  Admitting a personal error or fault.


"I left the cake out in the rain.  Mea culpa.  It won't happen again."


Mea culpa is a Latin phrase that translates into English as "my mistake" or "my fault".

It is often used by English speakers as a way to avoid saying "My mistake" in English - while admitting the mistake.

It often means that the speaker does not think the mistake was important.




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