Parapraxis…

“Would you like some butter on your bed?” “Take the margarine off the quilt!” You’ve simply stumbled across a parapraxis. From the Latin para meaning ‘beside’ and praxis, Greek for ‘a doing,’ a parapraxis is an instance in which you say one thing and mean your mother. . . another. The term is most commonly known as a Freudian Slip and was deeply instrumental in the work of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud in determining his patients hidden intentions and desires.” – Dictionary.com

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