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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Lisa Lindquist had been operating Freudian Slip on Pearl Street, not far from the market, for 10 years.
WHETHER it was a sign of helplessness or a Freudian slip, Sharad Pawar's remark on the rising prices of essential commodities has left the Centre red- faced.
New dean of St Christopher's Cathedral The Very Reverend Christopher Butt either has a dry sense of humour or was guilty of a Freudian slip, when he thanked the Manama "Sinners" for their contribution to his installation service last week
Nowhere in my letter did the words pathetic and programmes occur, so is this, perhaps a Freudian slip on your part airing your own prejudices?
IT WAS more a tactical error than a Freudian slip when Martin O'Neill apparently, jokingly, linked Fernando Ricksen with psychiatry.
We are having the greatest time of our life and there's stuff coming up you're not going to believe that really was a Freudian slip.
There is, of course, a well known saying about the cream always rising to the top and, as far as Ambrose goes, it seems as though Wednesday night's PA announcer was guilty of nothing more than a Freudian slip.
The CD also includes Bill Clinton's Freudian slip at his January State of the Union address, when Gore admitted he wants "to make communities more liberal.
However, the readymades in de Duve's reading must always, always, perform an art function, any jeu de mots must always, always, become a Freudian slip of the tongue: ideas searching for something else must be returned to the law of the father.
And in that one Freudian slip his true colours were revealed.
Two more were at Freudian Slip Lingerie and Gifts in downtown Eugene.