Imagine a situation as mentioned below.

You are talking with your friend, get satisfied, finish the talk, and open the door to go out, but suddenly you remember something to tell and say to him,

"Oh,______" (and your talk follows)

Is there a good word or a phrase to fit the blank other than "I just remembered"?

Thank you :)

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    I would say "Oh, by the way..." or "Oh, I forgot to tell you that...". – Kate Bunting May 13 at 7:48
  • Kate's suggestions are good; also: Oh, wait, I wanted to tell you or I wanted to talk to you about. And here's what my sixteen-year-old says: "BTW" (which stands for "by the way"), or "B T Dubs." (I think "dubs" is short for the letter W.) – aparente001 May 13 at 18:26
  • Oh, it just occurred to me... (defined online). – KannE May 14 at 0:50

I would likely just say either

“By the way,___”


“I almost/nearly forgot,___”


call to mind TFD an idiom

To cause one to think of or remember someone or something

As in:

I do now recall to mind that time ...

or just plain:

I do now recall that time ...

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    I don't know about other places, but in US English this would sound hopelessly out of place. – aparente001 May 13 at 18:24

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