I know the difference between everybody and everybody else, but can sometimes everybody implies everybody else?

For example

She didn't know what she said was a faux pas until everybody else stopped talking and looked at her strangely.

Can I say everybody only to imply everybody else in above sentence?
Is it understandable but strange, or is it just fine and normal, or totally unacceptable?

BTW, in my native language, it's perfectly fine just to say "everybody" to me.

  • "Everyone" may be more fitting in your example.
    – lurker
    Jan 1 '16 at 4:47
  • @lurker So it's a bit strange not because of meaning, but because no one will use everybody in this case?
    – CYC
    Jan 1 '16 at 4:50
  • Sorry, mate. "Everybody else" is acceptable, and not strange. I should have added that bit the first time. Cheers.
    – lurker
    Jan 1 '16 at 4:54

You could use everyone, everybody, or everybody else in this sentence with no change in meaning. Else emphasizes that each individual person stopped talking.

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