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    Here's one that crops up for me - saying the wrong word accidentally and then passing it off as if I had said the right one!

    For example I had a chat with someone I didn't know yesterday and then went to leave with:

    "Well nice meeting you, take chair"

    It's like an innocent Freudian slip. Can be awkward when the other person looks at me like huh?
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    Forgetting where I am after waking up from a nap. Did it in the train last week and was confused why I was on a train with no shoes on.

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    Talking to certain people. There's a select few of my friends that I will never feel completely comfortable around, so talking to the always leaves me sweaty. I'm just incredibly awkward around a few people
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    Dat moment when you drop the soap
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    I recently asked a shop mannequin in the Levi shop if they had jeans in my size. Observation has never been my strong point.
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    Looking like a loner so I pretend to text by using a random app.

    The whole staggering to get out of someone's way "Excuse me, oh sorry, oh, oh"
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    Getting a little too excited looking at myself in the mirror.

    Also I talk to myself.
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    (Original post by Armadillo)
    Here's one that crops up for me - saying the wrong word accidentally and then passing it off as if I had said the right one!

    For example I had a chat with someone I didn't know yesterday and then went to leave with:

    "Well nice meeting you, take chair"

    It's like an innocent Freudian slip. Can be awkward when the other person looks at me like huh?
    Sounds more like a malapropism to me
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    (Original post by iEatMuFFiNS)
    Sounds more like a malapropism to me
    Good shout! Nice to know what the word means :P

    Here's something interesting from the wikipedia article on malapropisms -
    It was reported in New Scientist that an office worker had described a colleague as "a vast suppository of information" (i.e., repository or depository). The worker then apologised for his "Miss-Marple-ism" (i.e. malapropism).[20]New Scientist noted this as possibly the first time anyone had uttered a malapropism for the word malapropism itself.
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    When I go toilet in the morning you can hear it in next door's garden as I always forget the window is open. To make it worse at the moment they are always outside.
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    Ordering something say in Mcdonalds, Greggs, a chippy etc. I always get my words mixed up and get tongue tied

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    I get awkward watching that video from the Commonwealth games yesterday when those idiots couldn't open the baton - with the Queen waiting impatiently beside them.

    She was supposed to read the scroll inside the baton to open the Games officially.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljwWeugawog
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    (Original post by 8472)
    When I go toilet in the morning you can hear it in next door's garden as I always forget the window is open. To make it worse at the moment they are always outside.
    That's awful :lol:
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    (Original post by Yasmin25)
    Ordering something say in Mcdonalds, Greggs, a chippy etc. I always get my words mixed up and get tongue tied

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    That's social anxiety. Just practice what you're going to say whilst you're in the queue.
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    (Original post by Isambard Kingdom Brunel)
    That's social anxiety. Just practice what you're going to say whilst you're in the queue.
    I do that and I still muck up whatever I ask for. Its weird because I'm ok talking to strangers in the street or if I'm at the opticians, docs etc. Its just when I order something my mind goes blank and the words get jumbled.

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    (Original post by Armadillo)
    Here's one that crops up for me - saying the wrong word accidentally and then passing it off as if I had said the right one!

    For example I had a chat with someone I didn't know yesterday and then went to leave with:

    "Well nice meeting you, take chair"

    It's like an innocent Freudian slip. Can be awkward when the other person looks at me like huh?
    I do this a lot when I'm nervous so awkward!
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    (Original post by Soph.Jade)
    I do this a lot when I'm nervous so awkward!
    yeah it's easy to do it when you're over-thinking something.
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    (Original post by Yasmin25)
    I do that and I still muck up whatever I ask for. Its weird because I'm ok talking to strangers in the street or if I'm at the opticians, docs etc. Its just when I order something my mind goes blank and the words get jumbled.

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    I get that, but I jumble my words even when I'm talking to people I'm comfortable with. Like with my Dad on the phone earlier, it took me three tries to finish my sentence and by then I'd forgotten what I was even talking about.
 
 
 
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