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Usually, I say "or rather", which flows very nicely in the sentence, and is proper enough to be used in novels. We had pengrates, or rather pancakes, with stawberries. Since it's technically proper, it has the least break in flow and makes the mistake seem least embarrassing. However, note that you are using it somewhat ironically, since most uses of "or ...


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My coping mechanism, depending on the context, is often to use it as an opportunity to emphasise a point - the thing is, it gives you a legitimate excuse to repeat your point. Or, if the situation permits, I use humour, which is a great way to make what you say stand out in people's memory. It can also be a source for much joy at the cost of others; during ...


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Short answer: Personally, my reactions to messing up a word vary from nothing to immediate (but not exclaiming) correction, depending on the kind of word I messed up, how much I messed it up, and the reaction of the audience to me messing up. Big technical words uttered in important meetings get an immediate clarification, at other points I just carry on if ...


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When you have to talk to a large audience, in front of people, whether you know them or not, it's important to use some tricks that will make you feel better because you know you handle the speech and the public will make your speech/story something the audience will want to listen to and follow. I've been taught once, during a 2-days course, the 5 points ...


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I stumble over my words often and use a mix of techniques, usually i try to repeat the word with better pronunciation preceded by a small introduction word such as "sorry", "i meant" or similar We had pengrates -- sorry, pancakes -- We had pengrates -- no, i meant, pancakes -- When I realise the mistake later on, i try to decide if the context is ...


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Just assume that he will be late. This is probably not the answer you want to hear, but in this circumstance it seems that correcting his behavior is near impossible (as baldPrussian said). Considering that he already experienced consequences of lateness (you leaving the restaurant) and that this presumably has not led him to apologize or attempt to correct ...


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