Tuesday, December 07, 2010

You Know What Freud Says...

I was all set to go today for Ten for Tuesday. Truth be told, though, after spending hours measuring the washing maching -- and don't let anyone tell you that's not fun -- I no longer possess the mental fortitude.

So I leave you with this YouTube clip, featuring an epic slip of the tongue yesterday by the legendary BBC radio announcer James Naughtie.

Have you ever fell victim to a Freudian slip in public? And if so, how did you recover?

41 comments:

  1. Haha, yessssss!! I had one with the word "penis". Yup, that exact word. Freud would have had a field day.

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  2. Oh, I heard this... how funny!

    Having studied Freud intimately while doing my degree, I've taken good care to avoid 'Freudian Slits' (apologies... heard it so many times, I had to write it down).

    However (there was bound to be one, right?) on the morning-after-the-night-before (shall we say, my 'first time', many years ago now) my new bf and I were walking around a large duck pond, all dewy eyed and in lust, when there was some activity on the pond.

    He'd just been talking about the night before, but my one-second attention span was ahead of him.

    I screamed at the top of my voice 'That fuck was dying very fast!'

    I had, of course, meant to say: That duck was flying very fast.

    The look on his face, and of half a dozen fishermen was a picture.

    I went on to marry him... but not for long!

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  3. Saumya, ouch!

    Kit - OMG. That's hilarious! Definitely a Freudian slip!

    I had a Freudian slip once with the word 'organism'. You can imagine.

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  4. Ah yes, haven't we all?! All we can do is laugh it off and keep going.

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  5. It was very funny but I'm starting to feel a bit sorry for Naughtie now. I did once ask the ice cream man for a large cornflake instead of a large cornet with flake. The most embarrassing bit was that I laughed so much I had to sit on the pavement with laughter tears flowing but no one else around me laughed.

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  6. We all do this sometimes, I bet; I haven't made any major slips of the tongue involving . . . er, you know, but I've put in other words when I didn't mean to. :P

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  7. Poor guy, it really wasn't that bad a mistake and he remedied it real quick. People overreact sometimes.

    Kit, that is so funny!

    I can't think of any of my own slip ups recently but I know they're been some. All any of us can do is laugh it off and carry on.

    Jai

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  8. I was with an ex one day, walking round the shops, and she asked me what I wanted to do.

    Being one for enjoying shopping for records and cds etc, I replied "I fancy a good look in Virgin".

    I only realised what it sounded like when I saw the expression on her face.

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  9. I know it's wrong, but this story is the only thing that's preserving my will to live at the moment. That and the interview with the fake Lib Dem MP on the same radio station.

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  10. Ah, I can't see the video until I get home. But I'm sure it's greatness! :)

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  11. The really funny part is how they discuss the situation after a while. Some of the radio talk shows that I listen to in L.A. would have really milked this one, though with the 7 second delay they have I don't think it would have made it on air.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  12. Well, at least there was a valid reason! Thought that was funny.

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  13. I've certainly said stupid things, then wished I could take them back.

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  14. *LOL* can't stop laughing at Kit's comment *hee* OG I would have loved to see that ;p

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  15. The funny thing was that James Naughtie's slip was mentioned on the following programme as a classic example of a Freudian Slip, so then Andrew Marr the presenter tried to explain to listeners what James Naughtie was supposed to have said ... but got it wrong and made the same Freudian Slip!
    I have a friend on a forum called Peni. You can imagine the importance of the inverted coma when writing about anything belonging to her!
    Tony Ben, the politician, can't say his S - it comes out as Sh. I wonder how he trains his dog?!

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  16. How ridiculous that people should take offence!

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  17. That was so funny! Oh, I've done them. Too embarrassing to mention.

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  18. Thanks for posting this. I heard lots of reports about it yesterday but didn't get a chance to clear the hip. I mean hear the clip. What I thought was even funnier was him trying to keep control afterwards and claiming a foffing kit. I mean a coughing fit. Blimey, it's catching, isn't it?

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  19. This is so funny, Calli. Ahem, I meant Talli. Thank goodness your last name isn't Hunt. Have a great laundry day!

    CD

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  20. That. is. AWESOME. :)

    I'm sure I've had many, but I think my traumatized mind repressed them because I can't think of any at the moment. Probably for the best. :)

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  21. As a professional speaker, I fear this! Never messed up in a foul or dirty way though. Knock on wood.

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  22. I did hear this!! LOL!! Best thing ever from the BBC!! What a trouper though!!! So so so so so funny!!

    Freudian slips??? Hmm wait a sex.. while I ponder.

    Ahem. Take care
    x

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  23. oh i get them i just pretend i did not say anything and everyone pretends along with me

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  24. Stuff like this happens & the poor guy did have a cold.

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  25. Naughty Naughtie. :)
    Hey, anyone could make that mistake and if you talk live in public, you are bound to make a few.

    In his shoes I would have started laughing uncontrollably.

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  26. lol, coughing fit my arse. He was with-holding a guffaw!

    I've had more than I can count. Before I became a writer, I was a corporate trainer. I spoke publicly for a living almost daily. Yeah. Lots and lots of slips. Heh.

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  27. Yikes! Maybe he should slow down when he's speaking. ;)

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  28. That is so funny - and I loved reading the ones in your comments also - the fast-flying duck made me lol!

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  29. LOL! Yes! To my father. I meant to say "suck" and I said "sex", which was very awkward because it was shortly after my honeymoon. I'm such a dork....

    Great vid. Thanks for sharing, Talli!

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  30. Very funny! But I also enjoyed all the tales in your comments. Nothing comes to mind, but then I decided not to think too hard about it for fear of embarrassing myself

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  31. Haha I cracked up about the washing machine. I feel your pain.

    Love the video!

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  32. A maths teacher once corrected my friend's homework, verbally, in front of the class: "No abbreviations. I want the answer in minutes and seconds, not mins, and there will be no sex in this classroom!"

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  33. wasn't it brilliant? A real cheerer!!

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  34. Hi Talli .. yup - it was good and someone blaming it on the PM for giving him a Ministerial job .. ridiculous?! Why didn't they blame his father for having the name in the first place .. you could have mine?!

    Cheers Hilary ..

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  35. LOL. Oh, dear.

    I once said the word shit over the tannoy at work. I can't remember what I supposed to say, but thankfully no one seemed to notice!

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  36. I too suffer from Spoonerism, but even worse - I have "foot in mouth disease because if I notice something on someone say, a very obvious mole, I will almost always say something stupid like," Wholly moley!"

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  37. Lately, because of the language barrier all my slips of the sexual nature, which provides humorous moments...for others. Oh well.

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  38. around here we call the really bad ones Freudian Slides as they are beyond mere slips.

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