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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Nevertheless, they will savor a Freudian slip of the tongue because, in his preface dated July 1999, Craig calls former Federal President Richard von Weizsacker the Reich President.
Preserving Disorder," a chapter named for Daley's famously Freudian slip about his cops, documents how little he understood either law or order.
This may be a Freudian slip by Rice, which echoes an innate fear that Egypt felt towards being other than a man's world
Far from being archivist uncovering a text's pre-history, Mehlman is a practitioner of collage, juxtaposing a multiple patchwork of surfaces connected by displacements, coincidences, repetitions, and patterns, which in the manner of the Freudian slip, are both camouflage and revelation.
The top aide, in a Freudian slip, said that after the general election, "everything changes, it's almost like an 'Etch A Sketch'Oyou can kind of shake it up and restart all over again.
And in that one Freudian slip his true colours were revealed.
Freudian Slip, a boutique selling lingerie and loungewear, moved from its longtime location on Pearl Street to the market.
It remains to be seen whether Padukone's request reaches Akhtar but the actress should definitely keep in mind the concept of Freudian slip henceforth.
Was it a Freudian slip, a naughty joke, or proof that one of the most senior Lib Dems had forgotten who is officially second in command?
However, the old adage of "all publicity is good publicity" certainly rang true, as despite having to apologise for his Freudian slip, Naughtie's profile rocketed and his show was propelled to an audience far greater than his usual Radio 4 listeners.
Jefferson could have made a Freudian slip, an unintended revelation of one's actual feelings.
IT WAS more a tactical error than a Freudian slip when Martin O'Neill apparently, jokingly, linked Fernando Ricksen with psychiatry.