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    What is the difference between.............?

    What is the difference between slip of tongue and slip of mind?


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    Quote Originally Posted by winston View Post
    What is the difference between slip of tongue and slip of mind?
    slip of tongue - a mistake you make when speaking, such as using the wrong word
    Did I say she was forty? I meant fourteen - just a slip of the tongue.


    slip your mind - if something slips your mind, you forget about it
    I meant to tell her Rose had phoned, but it completely slipped my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandhya.sha View Post
    slip of tongue - a mistake you make when speaking, such as using the wrong word
    Did I say she was forty? I meant fourteen - just a slip of the tongue.


    slip your mind - if something slips your mind, you forget about it
    I meant to tell her Rose had phoned, but it completely slipped my mind.
    Thank you sandhya

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    A slip of the tongue is a verbal mistake. It may involve accidentally revealing secret information, or a Freudian-type error.

    For example, your best friend Susan has just confided in you that she's expecting a baby, but no one else knows, and she swears you to secrecy. Later that day, you're out shopping with another friend and you spy a display of baby clothes. Without thinking, you blurt out: "I can't wait to buy some of these for Susan when she has her baby shower!"


    Second example: an attractive, voluptuous woman is asking you for directions. You reply, "The breast way, er, that is, the best way to get there is to go three miles south on Main Street."

    A slip of the mind is a momentary bout of amnesia; a moment of forgetfulness. For example, you are introduced to someone at a business meeting, and a few minutes later you can't recall his name and are forced to ask him, "I'm sorry, what was your name again?"

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    Re: What is the difference between.............?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    A slip of the tongue is a verbal mistake. It may involve accidentally revealing secret information, or a Freudian-type error.

    For example, your best friend Susan has just confided in you that she's expecting a baby, but no one else knows, and she swears you to secrecy. Later that day, you're out shopping with another friend and you spy a display of baby clothes. Without thinking, you blurt out: "I can't wait to buy some of these for Susan when she has her baby shower!"


    Second example: an attractive, voluptuous woman is asking you for directions. You reply, "The breast way, er, that is, the best way to get there is to go three miles south on Main Street."

    A slip of the mind is a momentary bout of amnesia; a moment of forgetfulness. For example, you are introduced to someone at a business meeting, and a few minutes later you can't recall his name and are forced to ask him, "I'm sorry, what was your name again?"
    Thank you very much

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