"Misspeaking" refers to fumbling for the right word. It is accidental, a slip-up. It is not when someone who clearly believes what he or she is saying tries to make nice by claiming they didn't really mean what they very obviously said.
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It seems obvious that people create shortened forms to save time. And yet, most often, we don't save that much time and may run the risk of endangering intelligibility.
"But" is a word I could just as well do without. It stops more projects before they even hit the planning stage than it creates.
Sometimes a writer will use the word, 'look' to begin a line, but it will be in the context of a command as, "Look at the puppy," or "Look away before you turn to stone!"
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