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Speaking: You Don’t Have A Linguistic Problem, You Have A Humanity Problem — Why You Still Suck At Speaking and How to Fix it Fast

This entry is part of 16 in the series Intermediate Angst
This entry is part of 13 in the series Secrets of Speaking

You’re not nearly as good at your native language as you think you are. You just don’t realize it. If you want to be understood, speak less “accurately”: it’s like rain on your wedding day. Use the simpler, more natural, more native phrasing that communicates 80% of what you want to say; don’t aim for some 100% that will just confuse, won’t be reached and isn’t worth reaching for.