Be sure to speak clearly. Think about the words that you are using. You don't want your comments misinterpreted. Conversations can easily be misinterpreted if not appropriately conveyed; we all know this. Emails can be as well, so can text messages.
You don't want an unintended argument, unpurposed distance, or inappropriate feeling ruining the purpose you intended.
How many arguments have you had due to this? How often have you not gotten what you wanted due to miscommunication or someone misinterpreting something you said or did wrongly? How many times or have people injected a little space between you because they possibly misinterpreted what you said?
Even if someone misunderstood, misinterpreted, mistook, or whatever, apologize and say, " My apologies, you misunderstood or misinterpreted what I said. I should have been more clear." You can also say, "My apologies, I didn't convey my message or intent properly; what I should have said was..."
Let's not lose good people over small things, misunderstandings, and misinterpretations. Good people are hard to find. Effective communication and comprehensions are critical for any successful relationship, friendship, association, situation, and marriage.
" Let me be the first to say, 'My apologies, I didn't convey my message or intent properly; what I should have said was...'." - Alston Shropshire