Thursday, April 04, 2013

Michelle Obama: Single Mom!

What WAS she thinking?

During an interview aired on Burlington, VT CBS affiliate WCAX  Channel 3, Michelle Obama referred to herself as a “busy, single mother” before realizing her mistake and correcting herself.

In her best Joe Biden moment, the ultimate Freudian slip! Somewhat reminiscent of POTUS's "muslim faith" gaffe on TV:

You've probably heard the term Freudian slip: it also labeled parapraxis. It is an error in speech, memory, or physical action that is interpreted as occurring due to the interference of some unconscious ("dynamically repressed") subdued wish, conflict, or train of thought guided by the super-ego and the rules of correct behaviour. They reveal a "source outside the speech". The concept is thus part of classical psychoanalysis.

Slips of the tongue and the pen are the classical parapraxes, but psychoanalytic theory also embraces such phenomena as misreadings, mishearings, temporary forgettings, and the mislaying and losing of objects. (Like one's mind?)
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  1. Should we add "Marriage License" to the list of "missing" documents? Has anyone ever really seen it?


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