Originally Posted by steve_in_spain
you know what i meant! :P
My spelling on here is terrible, I type too fast for my own abilities, but the way I view it is that its brain training for everyone else, to try to work out what I am saying.
I was quite happy with "pardon" it reflects the fact that, often, residents get better treatment (e.g. a "pardon" for minor misdemeanours) than non-residents!