This tweet from @Copyblogger led to this post:
Well, it got me thinking about the mistakes people make daily not just when they type, but when they speak too. Heck, I sure know I've made a few blunders whilst speaking (thankfully the audience and I shared a laugh and things moved right along. If anything I gained more of their attention).
Anyway, with a bit of digging, here's an interesting excerpt (and some interesting statistics) from author Michael Erard, author of Um:
"They [mistakes] occur on average once every ten words... If people say an average of 15,000 words each day, that's about 1,500 verbal blunders a day. Next time you say something, listen to yourself carefully. You st-st-stutter; you forget the words, you swotch the sounds (and when you type, you reverse the lttres--and prhps omt thm too). The bulk of these go unnoticed or brushed aside, but they're all fascinating, as much as for why they're ignored as why they're noticed." - Michael Erard
As I type this I realize I'm not exactly sure why I'm sharing this with you...I guess I just think it's interesting. We all foul up when we speak. It happens when both when we're having casual conversation and even when you're on stage presenting (like I said, it's happened to me). When it happens on stage it can be a bit nerve-racking I suppose but your best bet is to share a laugh over it, and move on cuz nobody's perfect.