You know those emails you write but don't send?
Those snappy sentences you compose in anger or passion and almost send?
Or maybe you know them only because you've sent a handful.
We've all done it --reacted too quickly, said something we meant in a manner we didn't intend. Or said something we didn't mean, in a manner we did...
How do we catch these words of folly?
Written instances give us a record to learn from. Our spoken words aren't quite as reliable, given how faulty memory is.
But perhaps with a little observation practice, we can "master" our speech by knowing it.
Here's just one way to start: