Biting your tongue

Published by: Bill W on 5th Apr 2018 | View all blogs by Bill W

Biting your tongue


There are some people on the planet, who have the gift of thinking very carefully about what they are about to say before they open their mouths to speak, these folk have no excuse if what they say offends or upsets others. 


Then, there is a far larger group of people who sometimes don't always engage their brains before they speak, so from time to time they offend others with their words.


There is another group (of which I belong), that hates to offend anyone whatsoever, but have the habit of never engaging what's left of their brain, and choosing the wrong words at the wrong time and do sometimes offend some people.


With the benefit of hindsight, I've looked back at some of the things I've said and wished I'd said it differently, or explained better, but sometimes, once it's said it can't be 'unsaid'


I do 'bite my tongue' in the hope that it won't get me into trouble, perhaps I should bite the beggar off.....ha ha ha.


Have you had occasion where you should have 'bitten your tongue' ?




  • Sandy H
    by Sandy H 20 days ago
    I think I am like you Bill
    Would hate to upset anyone... But at times I have said the wrong thing at the wrong time. Without thinking clearly.
    I suppose it is a common human dilemma and most of us regret hurting some ones feelings at some point.
  • Hugh G
    by Hugh G 20 days ago
    We are only human, and some people can be too easily upset. Life would be very dull if we never say anything the least bit controversial. All we can do is mean well, and hope that other people are understanding!
  • Christine B
    by Christine B 19 days ago
    Add me to that list too Sandy- I hate to think I've said anything, wittingly or unwittingly, to upset anyone, with the result that far too often I say nothing at all, and as a result I fume inwardly. I know that's not good for me, but despite efforts to change a little, I still retreat into my little shell.....:-(
  • Robert M
    by Robert M 18 days ago
    I have to plead guilty to letting my mouth run off without thinking sometimes Bill. I am the kindest, gentlest man going but I do hurt people sometimes with my remarks. I am hoping to get out of it when I grow up.
  • Bill W
    by Bill W 18 days ago
    I never grew up, Bob and I'm in my second childhood now and still putting my foot in my mouth...........still waiting for my second childhood teeth to come through as well.....ha ha ha
  • Bill W
    by Bill W 16 days ago
    It's a bit difficult for me to get around, so, when I was in Morrisons recently, I found that my way in one of the aisles completely blocked by 3 ladies with huge loads in their trolleys, chatting away for Britain and with no intention of giving me space to get past. I do try to bite my tongue, but sometimes I'm tempted not to, this was one such occasion, however, I decided on the charm offensive method.........."Hello, ladies", I said, "It would be wonderful for this old boy to just sit here and revel in the beauty of you lovely ladies, but I need a pee." As if by magic, my route was cleared......and as I passed, the three ladies all were smiling. Now that was a result......ha ha ha
  • Janet H
    by Janet H 16 days ago
    Perfect way to go about it Bill nobody could take offence at that and would probably end up with a smile on their face.
  • Sandy H
    by Sandy H 16 days ago
    You could charm the birds off of the trees Bill, feathered and non feathered alike.... now that sure is a gift that not many people have....:)
  • Bill W
    by Bill W 16 days ago
    OK Tweety-Pie, let's be having you, shift off your perch and give me 'air a trim.....ha ha ha
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