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Misspeaking about 'Misspeak'

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Misspeaking about 'Misspeak'

Election 2008

Misspeaking about 'Misspeak'

Misspeaking about 'Misspeak'

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Hillary Clinton and John McCain have used the word "misspeak" to describe why they made inaccurate comments to the public. Madeleine Brand talks to George Lakoff, a linguistics professor at UC Berkeley, about what it means to "misspeak."