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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Having presented the two perspective of analyzing slips of the tongues as spoonerisms, seen as speech errors caused by a disfunction in the mechanisms of the articulatory process and as parapraxes or Freudian slips, seen as outward manifestations of repressed sub-conscious thoughts, we cannot but validate their linguistic and psycho-analytical readings and integrate them in a unified angle.
From Bruce Nauman to Thomas Zipp, George Maciunas to Rachel Harrison, Martin Kippenberger to John Bock, this show, Freudian slips and all, should evoke some uncomfortable giggles, awkward guffaws, and maybe a tear or two.
Most of the comedy comes in the barrage of unrelenting dialogue with Freudian slips and misused words throughout.