Canadians Tend To Say 'Thank You' More Than 'Sorry'

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Like it or not, Canadians are known for saying "sorry" and "eh" just a little too much.

But a new study, commissioned by TD bank, says Canadians actually say "thank you" a lot more than they say "I'm sorry."

The online survey, which polled 1,093 Canadian adults, found Canadian women say both "thank you" and "sorry" more than Canadian men. And both genders have their own ways of giving and receiving thanks. In a press release, TD noted women prefer to be thanked with a hug while men prefer a high-five or handshake.

It's not the first time a study has suggested the stereotype of polite Canadians is true. Researchers from McMaster University proved that point last year when they compiled a list of the most commonly tweeted words in Canada, noting them to be much kinder than the words used south of the border.

But while typing "thx" is common on social media and on text, the TD report says 85 per cent of Canadians would rather be thanked in person, on the phone or via a personalized note versus on their mobile device.

Seems like a pretty good reason to pick up the phone.

For more words and phrases that are Clearly Canadian, check out the slideshow below.

Most 'Canadian' Slang
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