November 30, 2005

I spooked you

Posted in Uncategorized at 9:49 am by Feng

Have you ever disturbed someone while he is fully concentrating on something? He may be shocked by your sudden yet friendly tap on his shoulder or gentle call of his name. I had been wondering was there any expression better than “sorry, I scared you”. Today, I found one from the Deperate House Wife TV show — “Sorry, I spooked you“.



  1. vdovault said,

    Americans might also say ‘I didn’t mean to startle you’ or ‘sorry I startled you’. That jump you make when you are shocked is called a ‘startle’.

  2. Feng said,

    Very useful 🙂

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