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Daly, C.D. (1922). A Simple Lapsus Linguae. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 3:46-46.

(1922). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 3:46-46

A Simple Lapsus Linguae

C. D. Daly

We had been dining, five men and one lady. After dinner there was no means of the lady relieving herself; so she had to wait till late in the night, which must have been particularly trying, as we were all drinking freely, in a dry heat of 1150.

After dinner on the way home, the lady was talking about medicines and remarked: 'I have some excellent pills. They are made of Charcoal, Bepsin, and Pissmuth.' Having said this she laughed hysterically, and I laughed outright, which put her at her ease.

However, the next day she very cleverly brought the conversation round to slips of the tongue, and then said: 'Oh! Wasn't it strange? Last night I said "Bepsin" instead of "Pepsin" to Major Daly'.

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