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Meyer, M.A. (1924). A Compounded Slip of the Tongue. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 5:200-201.

(1924). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 5:200-201

A Compounded Slip of the Tongue

Monroe A. Meyer

A newly married husband repeatedly referred to an old flame, albeit jokingly, yet with the subtle implication of a boast, in conversations with his wife. The latter apparently took the matter in good part, but betrayed her unconscious resentment by the following double slip of the tongue.

Upon the occasion of her husband showing her, in my presence, a card of congratulation from the lady of his past, the young wife remarked: 'Oh, that's from the girl in Cleveland', although well aware of the fact that the lady in question was a native of, and resided in, Clifton, N.J.

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