Freudian Slip

Quote of the Day

If you ever say something that you didn't really mean to, then you have made a Freudian Slip. Often you say the opposite of what you mean or make an unfortunate slip such as saying the word 'sex' instead of 'six' or something like that.

So what is the origin of the Freudian Slip then?

Well, it is indeed related to Sigmund Freud, for whom anything that was a little verbal slip and innocuous to the normal person was sometimes interpreted as being of great significance to Freud, hence being called a Freudian Slip.

Back to Phrase Finder
© Know the Web Ltd 2002-2022  |   Help  |   Advertise  |   Links  |  Home  |  Content Management System by: Clarity Media   |   Contact Us

Quotes & Authors

Author Quotes (A - Z) Popular Authors
Funny quotes Celebrity quotes Business quotes Sports quotes Famous quotes Political quotes Inspiring quotes Movie quotes Silly quotes Insurance quotes
Lists Anagrams General Election Quotes Browse Search Literature Quotes Best Quotes Fictional Characters Popular Quotes Favorite Quotes By Event Research Quotes Job / Occupation Keywords Topics Proverbs Phrase Finder
Puzzle Books