Freudian slip

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Freudian slip

any action, such as a slip of the tongue, that may reveal an unconscious thought

Freudian slip

[¦frȯid·ē·ən ′slip]
(psychology)
A verbal mistake that suggests some underlying motive, often sexual or aggressive in nature.
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What can such a parapraxis reveal about the institutional unconscious?
In the context of analytic speech, especially in the way in which Lacan maps it out, the vasanas and samskaras (desire traces and memory traces) give rise to chains of associations as in instances of parapraxis, and so forth.
Just as dhvani works in collaboration with various figurative uses of language, instances of "full speech" in Freud are most often found in slips of the tongue, instances of parapraxis, homophony, metonymy and metaphor (in dreams), mistakes, errors, unintended puns.