Freudian slip

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a slip-up that (according to Sigmund Freud) results from the operation of unconscious wishes or conflicts and can reveal unconscious processes in normal healthy individuals

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It sounds as though she either knew what she was doing and wanted the members to read between the lines, or she had a Freudian slip because deep down most of us know that this law is fundamentally changing health care in the United States, and it is based on politics only.
I know what a Freudian slip is: it's when you say one thing but mean your mother.
But I can't help but think it was a Freudian slip on his part, a peek into our hardening, uncompassionate future, a realization of how the fight against illegal immigrants could easily slip into a fight against noncitizens, and then into a fight for a favored grouping of citizens.
While discussing the fight in the run-up to the event a colleague produced the most revealing Freudian slip by referring to Harrison as Ainsley.
Major, unintended laugh comes from Blanchett's Freudian slip about her playwright spouse being a "lover of actors.
Perhaps in confusion, Freudian slip, or to intentionally mislead the American public, Cheney's statement, interpreted correctly, says "that's a valid reading of the way I do business.
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?
I suggest that this little statement of Kurzweil's is a Freudian slip of sorts, in which he is acknowledging that even in his hypothetical computopia many tragic imperfections will likely abound.
resulting in an assemblage that will get your rhetorical ducks in a row and probably save you from a Freudian slip or two.
Wente's observations-whether a Freudian slip or not--came in her final sentence, "But the bang it (the pill) made was bigger than the atom bomb.
Deadly Doug came out with a Freudian slip within a few hours of announcing the arrival of the new chief executive when he referred to him to the press as 'my commercial director'.
Mark Rosenbaum of the American Civil Liberties Union got it right when, in a Freudian slip, he summarized his argument as ``the strongest case that has ever been in this circus.
13, 1997), when asked by an Israel Radio interviewer whether the "peace process" could be defeated by its opponents, Shimon Peres replied with a classic Freudian slip, "The Oslo process will obliterate everybody.
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Conductor Jacques Lacombe furnished typically incisive leadership of the Montreal Symphony, not the Orchestre Metropolitain, as the program listed it in a rather embarrassing Freudian slip.