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I Misspoke....

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posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 07:32 AM
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This could very well be the shortest rant in history.

How many of you use this term daily? "Oh! I'm sorry... I misspoke when I said that completely untrue, over exaggerated thing!" I have never uttered those words in my (almost) 40 years on this planet. I have never heard anyone in my real life circle of folks utter it either.

I am tired of this excuse already during this current election. Misspoke is not meant to cover for "I should've thought about that a little more before I said something so ignorant. It wasn't well received so I take it back now. Carry on."

It kind of reminds me of this...



Now I feel better and I hope you do too.




posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 08:55 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

Ha ha, "I didn't mean to not garner the most votes as possible with that statement, let me revise it."

Proof that politicians are servile.



posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 09:03 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

Agreed. It would be nice if it were as easy for the rest of us. I guess they keep doing it because it keeps working. The American people seem to be ok with copious amounts of these incidents for some reason. I just don't get it.

This is something that crosses party lines as well. ALL of them do it. I'm screaming at the the TV like
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edit on 2/8/2016 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 09:13 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe


This is something that crosses party lines as well. ALL of them do it. I'm screaming at the the TV like

I reach for the remote…



posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 09:14 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

That's certainly the healthiest things to do for sure. ')



posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 09:15 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

If it were up to me (and it is a bloody good thing for everyone that it is not) the sort of double dealing, backstabbing, streak of effluent who would claim that they misspoke, rather than issuing a full, frank, and unabashed apology, not to mention stepping off whatever podium they happen to be at for a long time, would be pinned down and trepanned with a cordless drill the very second they said "I misspoke" or "My statement contained some terminological inexactitudes" or "I realise that my previous statement had a negative truth quotient", rather than getting on their knees and begging for the forgiveness of the public.

I have no time for manipulators what so ever.



posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 09:20 AM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe
Isn't "misspoke" an American term? At least I don't think I've seen it in any other context.
If the normal phrase was "I made a slip of the tongue", it would be less vulnerable to this kind of misuse.



posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 09:33 AM
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a reply to: DISRAELI

It probably is an American term. One invented to keep from having to outright apologize or change the behavior.

I could respect someone so much more if they just said "hey look.. I said something ridiculous and it didn't turn out quite how I expected it to". But apparently that is too difficult.

Go figure!



posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 12:02 PM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

Haha, I love the "With all due respect" reference! Totally agree with you on this one. "Misspoke" should be reserved for when the words which come out of your mouth are not what you intended at all. For example, when having a stroke, or when extremely overtired, and you refer to the basketball you're holding as a ceramic plate. Certainly not for when you're called out for saying something wrong/stupid/embarassing. I suppose "Miss Poke" could also be a great name for a hermaphroditic porn star.



posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 01:56 PM
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I don't like misremembered either...

They should just say "I lied".



posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 05:03 PM
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originally posted by: whyamIhere
I don't like misremembered either...

They should just say "I lied".


OMG... That's another one that drives me batty. Just put up a monstrous neon sign that says "I'm a big, fat liar".

Both phrases are overly used in politics and in the courtroom IMO.



posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 06:44 PM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

A very true OP.

Please post more! I miss you.



posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 09:08 PM
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posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 10:46 PM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

A very true OP.

Please post more! I miss you.


I had to quote you because I think everyone should feel this way.
I am teasing. But thank you. That's one of the nicest things anyone has said to me here.

We share a lot of the same political views, so it's no surprise we would share this one.

We can count how many times we hear it tomorrow.



posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 10:52 PM
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I have no problem with misspoke or mis-remembered, if the error was slight, or discussing personal history from years ago.

I have used "misspoke" at least once a year on average when talking with others in the same organization(s), I work for; If I realize I said something false and have corrected information.

Mis-remembered, is not one I use. When talking with old friends, I have said other phrases that mean the same. i.e. I remember things differently; that's not how I remember it. . .

I will agree that politicians use these phrases as a catch all to keep from apologizing for egregious overstatements, and this is where I support the rant.



posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 10:59 PM
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a reply to: randomtangentsrme

I don't really have an issue with someone using it in the way you said you used it. It's a difference between using it because it's true and using it to keep from apologizing or admitting you got caught out in a lie.

But you got that out of my rant... So I didn't do too bad.


Btw...

I've always loved your avatar.



posted on Feb, 8 2016 @ 11:25 PM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

Using it so you don't have to apologize is disingenuous at best. I usually preface my use with an apology.



My avatar. . .
I asked an old friend of mine permission to use one of his drawings. He was kind enough to agree.
Besides his amazing talent for finished work, I saw many a tipsy night where he would sketch in pen (never a mistake), the best caricatures of what was going on around him.

You can google search "Erik Hosino art," or visit my favorite website of his: superheroesforhire.com...



posted on Feb, 9 2016 @ 12:25 PM
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a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

[[APPLAUSE]]

PC will be the death of Western civilization....it's already pretty much killed US politics.



posted on Feb, 9 2016 @ 10:32 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

I definitely agree with that. I don't know how people coped for centuries without others tiptoeing through the tulips around other folks' hurt feefees. Somehow life managed to continue on for all of us, only to have us all but crippling ourselves with all of these new rules of engagement for special snowflakes far and wide. We have to monitor every word, every thought, every action, etc. to the point people are becoming mostly silent out of fear of offending someone or having a label put on them.

"Misspoke" has become a convenient solution to making back peddling look like less than what it really is.



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