Did you recently say something that wasn’t totally kosher? Have a moment where your verbal diarrhea got the best of you and you opened your mouth and just spewed heinous, raucousness? Yeah, I didn’t have one either. But I’ve done it before, and I was just thinking about how to best deal with your certain feelings of regret.
I think, if you said it, you probably meant it. I find that I don’t actually say things that don’t have some degree of truth (in this case your opinion is also considered truth). So my thought is, distract, don’t retract. I wouldn’t go back on my word, I would distract my listener with clarifications, factual proof supporting my opinion, long winded explanations.