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My favourite personal verbal blunder:
Several years ago, I was at my girlfriend's place and she had invited one of her friends over (a girl). I hadn't seen her friend in a few months, and so immediately noticed that her nose looked completely different. I immediately snapped "wow your nose looks really great! superb idea to have plastic surgery!". Which it didn't (ie. didn't look great), I was only being polite and blabbering the first thing that came to mind. The girl's reaction: "I fell off a horse".
For some reason I portray you as something of a good verbal blunderer, am I wrong? ;))
Fuck cars. I don't want any excuses of distance and what not. Take a fucking bus. Cars are killing us all, killing the trees, killing the Earth. Fuck cars.
Sorry, it just had to come out. I take that back. Ambulances, family trips, handicapped people etc etc I can think of a million decent reasons for people to drive cars. It just had to come out, sorry again.
I was going to write about peak oil but I blundered and this came out instead.
In a college class long ago the word harrass somehow came up in the conversation. For reasons that escape me now, the conversation took a detour into the proper pronunciation of the word. The prof claimed the proper pronunciation would obviously be harris. I quicky replied that I always thought it looked like her ass. For about four heartbeats the silence was deafening.
Some years ago my work took me into a particular electrical supply store fairly often. The young woman behind the counter was attractive and personable but, shall we say, a bit on the pudgy side. One day I went in the store for the first time after an absense of a couple of months. I almost didn't recognize the young woman. She had dropped a LOT of weight. She looked positively svelt. I looked at her with some concern and asked, "Wow, you've lost a lot of weight. Have you been sick?" She didn't answer and the look she gave me didn't invite any further conversation. Later a colleague told me she had just gone through one of those expensive, doctor supervised weight loss programs.
My wife says I have chronic foot in mouth disease.
We all bleed the same color.
Does that make sense? He'd been remarking that she should be called "Demanda" and I didn't get it. And ended up making a fool of myself and getting him in big trouble too...
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire
And let me say that this is a great, great diary! Bravo for the idea!
I can resist anything but temptation.- Oscar Wilde
It was a good tale, I thought, and I was making very life-like impersonations of my dog's barking, when it suddenly dawned on me that things had become awfully quiet around me. And when I looked up and around I found the eyes of entire class (30 something plus the teacher!!!) resting on me, and all faces carrying extremely broad grins. I managed to murmur to my friend, "Well, I guess I tell you the rest during the break...." And the teacher came to my desk and berated me privately, but highly amused...
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