Often my brain, though I love it, retrieves the wrong word for me. I demand things from it every single moment of my life and sometimes I think it gets a little tired and careless. Totally understandable. So when I tell it to get a word, it goes to the file and without looking closely, grabs a word, sends it on its way, my mouth just does what its told and then I eventually realize (sometimes not on my own) that it is, indeed, incorrect.
The other day i said in IM to Sean, "Problem: i'd like to have birthdays sometime soon, but it's always hard to thaw the meat in time."
What I meant to say was "I'd like to have burgers sometime soon."
Birthdays? yeah, close, brain. They both start with the "brr" sound. [apparently that's as far as it got when it opened the file.] Good job. Keep up the good work. *pat pat*
(I like to compliment it and buoy it up so that, for example, the next time a cupboard is ajar, and seeing it out the corner of my eye, I have the reflexes to duck at the last minute and avoid getting a cupboard corner in the cranium which i think we can all agree is a fate worse than death.)