Gaffe, from the French for 'hook,' has been a barb in the side of Paul Ryan's Medicare proposal “right-wing social engineering. A blunder (probably from the Old Swedish “blundra,” to “have one's In Washington, many try to look sage by quoting another great journalist, Michael Kinsley, on this subject.
The Most Common Embarrassing Social Blunders and How to It's certainly a natural reaction, but it might not be the best long- term solution. . Of course, every bodily function story is different, and your mileage may vary.
Face-saving strategies for common―and embarassing― social gaffes. Regardless of the situation or subject, resist the temptation to automatically apologize.