Reading this forum is such Schadenfreude, but also causes me some Angst when I see the more personal attacks. And one attack leads to another, and pretty soon the howitzers come out and it's a weltkrieg, a whole Neandertal gestalt. That sort of thing should be verboten--after all, we're not in kindergarten here, we're all adults, n'est-ce pas? And so far, no Auslanders have chimed in, so I guess I will, now.
Rather than all this ersatz Sturm und Drang, we could just keep the conversation on a much cooler level. Rather than the current flame-your-neighbor Zeitgeist, we could do a gedanken experiment, and imagine a world with no flaming. Much more gemütlich, I'd say, wouldn't you?
So please, not so much flack. Everybody sit down, pour yourself a pils or a lager and have a pretzel (I'll have a spritzer and some strudel) and quit acting like a bunch of rottweilers.
But back to the Ur-post that started all this, 'sorry' comes from O.Eng. särig, of West Germanic origin. So originally, it actually is German, voilà...