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Synonyms for misspeak

pronounce a word incorrectly

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Just about anything bad uttered by Joe Biden is a legitimate misspeak, whether he's telling an audience of African-Americans that Mitt Romney's policies would put some Americans "in chains," or suggesting that a guy in a wheelchair stand up and take a bow.
In trying to deal with this, it is so easy to misspeak, or give information that is somehow turned around on you.
In today's age of electronic sound bites and instant analysis, it's become easy - too easy - for people who are in the public eye to misspeak and get caught doing it.
Acknowledging "I did misspeak the other day" about the Bosnia trip, the presidential contender said: "Occasionally, I am a human being like everybody else.
Of course I am going to misspeak and I've done it on numerous occasions and I probably will do it in the future," says McCain.
But unlike Gingrich, he writes today, Perry proved himself 'woefully unprepared' to run for president: 'He did more than misspeak.
I would like to be evaluated by my entire career and my entire life, not two words that I would misspeak and later apologize for, so he's in a tough spot.
They all make mistakes here: Brottman misspeaks to a reporter and worries the club will be cancelled altogether.
MP Narynbek Moldobaev urged the present Representatives of Government, President and Prime Minister "to give the opinion of the government official, who misspeaks all the time instead of cooperation with the lawmakers.
But consider what's worse: a candidate who misspeaks or the two candidates who tell blatant, obvious lies.
As he put it on November 20, 1991, "I think more than anyone else in this country, obviously, that if the president misspeaks or sounds euphorically optimistic, or overly pessimistic, you send the wrong signals to a skittish market and to the people.
The press conference, however, could be said to make important news, if a president seriously misspeaks (which has happened only once, under Harry Truman, when he implied that the atomic bomb might be used against China during the Korean war), or if reporters, by their clever questioning, get presidents to reveal information that they would have wanted to keep to themselves.
When he misspeaks on something or another, his audience thinks he has an insight or a strategy several layers deep and imperceptible to the ordinary mind.
President Bush frequently misspeaks as he fumbles to find a word to express his jumbled thoughts.
But then the Arizona governor misspeaks and endorses Obama in the video, which can be viewed below.