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Coincidences?

Postby Perry Lassiter » Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:25 pm

I was watching a CNN interview with an amputee today, and the announcer interrupted her. He caught himself and apologized, "I'm sorry I cut you off."

As a pastoral counselor I have often noted the choice of words unconsciously fits the situation like a pun or a Tom Swifty. Anyone remember the psychological term for this?
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Re: Coincidences?

Postby Slava » Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:03 pm

I do not know any word for this, but here is another one I came across a few years ago:

Speaking of a stay of execution: "It's a good sign, but of course it could be short-lived," Edwards said.
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Re: Coincidences?

Postby bnjtokyo » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:50 am

"Freudian slip" perhaps?
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Re: Coincidences?

Postby Philip Hudson » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:43 am

In honor of Tom Swift and his Swifties, and according to the "rule" that all psychological phrases can only be expressed in German, I nominate Tomasschnelligkeit, a word I just cobbled together, to mean whatever we are talking about.
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Re: Coincidences?

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:16 am

And in the true German spirit of jamming together words to make a new one, an effort I call "box-car" words.
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