Is it better to speak simply to prove a point than to use words incorrectly?
I have been watching a lot of “real” court TV lately.
It seems that people try very hard to use what they think is impressive language for the judge, but they use the words in the wrong ways. Examples:
1) My husband tried to make up but his brother was beyond recomprehension.” think she meant beyond reconciliation
2) I guess I’ll have to recant my money elsewhere I think she meant recoup.
3) He took my money with fraudulous intentionce. we know what he meant, but…
What is it about being in front of authority that makes people speak outside of their comfort zone? Isn’t it better to simply state your case?