On Freudian Slips and “Spoonerisms”

This is a great blog post discussing the psycholinguistics of messing up in our language. Believe it or not, “accidental” racial slurs and such have cost people their jobs. Will it cost Santorum the election?

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2012/04/02/santorums-slipping-tongue-what-do-speech-errors-really-reveal-about-inner-thoughts/

 

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Just what is a Freudian slip and what did Freud say about it?

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Here are some clips of Freudian slips made by news reporters (warning: sophistication and sense of humor required)

Here’s a collection of Freudian Slips by politicians (ues the Osama/Obama one is there)

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#Romney and kids in the biggest Freudian slip of the year #ourmoney

JOKE: 

“I accidentally said to my wife, ‘I hate you. You have ruined my life and I want a divorce!’ Of course, what I meant was, ‘Pass the salt, dear.'”

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What is a SPOONERISM and who was SPOONER? or here: http://www.alphadictionary.com/fun/spoonerisms.html

“I would rather have a free bottle in front of me than a pre-frontal lobotomy.” – Dean Martin

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Or hear “RINDERCELLA”, a retelling of the famous fairy tale in Spooneriffic glory

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