New York based artist Yao Xiao takes this a step further in her comics, where she suggests that you say “thank you” instead. The Internet is full of empty promises and terrible art, but this idea is worth paying attention to; see how using “thank you” instead of “sorry” plays out below.

Yao Xiao was born in China but now lives in New York.

What is so powerful about saying THANK YOU instead of saying SORRY?



whatevs (informal) = whatever



a drag = a boring or tiresome person


to ramble = talk or write at length in a confused or inconsequential way.





Which expression did you most like?

Which one would you start using when

  1. you are late?
  2. you are a bit confused and sad?
  3. if you feel you are not being understood?