We try to keep our language pretty clean here at That’s What They Say, but sometimes things just slip out.
Like when we’re explaining the difference between “they’re”, “their,” and “there” for what feels like the millionth time.
Or when we see "for all intensive purposes" in print, and the writer isn't trying to be ironic.
Sometimes it happens when we stub a toe and it really, really hurts.
In any case, for those of us guilty of occasionally uttering words that would make a sailor blush, the phrase “pardon my French” is a go-to apology.