What does "pardon me" mean?
"Pardon me" is a polite and an older way to say "excuse me". Just like "excuse me", "pardon me" can be used in many different situations, but in this case, it is used as a way to excuse oneself or get away from a conversation. "Pardon me" is a little old-fashioned and usually it is less common to use than "excuse me". Here's some examples of "pardon me": Ex: Pardon me, can you say that again? Ex: Pardon me sir, I need to get past you.