On Twitter, a reporter tweeted a phrase similar to "scratch that" once he realized he had made a factual error in his original tweet -- I cannot for the life of me remember what that phrase was!

Any suggestions as to what two-word phrase could have the same meaning as "scratch that"?

It wasn't nix that, forget that or never mind - it was something more fancy.

  • Nix that, forget that, never mind? Commented Nov 10, 2018 at 22:43
  • None of the above -- it was something more fancy ;)
    – Sara
    Commented Nov 10, 2018 at 22:44
  • The only other thing I can think of that's related is mea culpa. But it doesn't mean "scratch that," it means "my mistake." Do you have any other guidance? Commented Nov 10, 2018 at 22:52
  • Not really; though I googled it then, and it meant something like "ignore the last statement I wrote". Now I cannot even find it in my history searches, which is why I am here...
    – Sara
    Commented Nov 10, 2018 at 23:03
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    Was it actually an English phrase? Commented Nov 10, 2018 at 23:05

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After going through my browser history again, turns out the phrase I was looking for is "check that" and it is the slang version of "scratch that".

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