Once again, you're wrong. It wasn't a correction. It was an update/improvement of what would have been EVEN more intuitive than that. I even distinctly remember my thoughts.You tried to one-up him by saying "more intuitive would be to say". But because you missed a detail, he gave you a comeback. :P
Ok maybe not trying to sound "cleverer", but it was like a "correction".
Anyway I do that all the time. I didn't used to realize it annoyed people. Now I do realize, so I can manage it.
When you realize the same, it will be more ufn, instead of being exasperated by people's reactions, you can be prepared for them and amused by them.