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    a mistake made when saying something, which reveals something hidden about the speaker, rather like a Freudian slip

    Another example of a parapraxis that follows the classic description: a former nurse who was being treated in a psychiatric hospital referred to her roommate in the hospital with the words, "my patient," thus expressing her wish to be a member of the staff rather than an object of professional ministrations.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 13/03/2013
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