slip of the tongue


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Noun1.slip of the tongue - an accidental and usually trivial mistake in speaking
misstatement - a statement that contains a mistake
spoonerism - transposition of initial consonants in a pair of words
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NEVER, by a slip of the tongue, have they so much as alluded to either of their old friends, any more than Miles has alluded to his expulsion.
I always make trouble by trying to help, and then letting out the wrong thing," sighed Rose, much depressed by her slip of the tongue.
Tulkinghorn, excusing himself for this slip of the tongue by saying to Judy, "I was thinking of your grandmother, my dear."
"Lvovitch," repeated the general without the slightest haste, and with perfect confidence, just as though he had not committed himself the least in the world, but merely made a little slip of the tongue. He sat down, and taking the prince's hand, drew him to a seat next to himself.
When a journalist pointed out that he referred to Firdous as 'sahab' instead of 'sahiba' and asked whether it was also a slip of the tongue, Rasheed replied that he 'did not say any such thing'.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan People's Party leader and former foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Tuesday criticised Prime Minister Imran Khan's 'slip of the tongue' during a meeting with a delegation in Tehran, saying an elected prime minister "has made us a laughing stock in front of everyone."
If it is a genuine slip of the tongue, then he owes the women of his country an apology."
'I think they're just a slip of the tongue because the [Daesh] combatants are being carried to the borderline between Afghanistan and Tajikistan from the Afghan territory, and we cooperate closely with Pakistan in fighting terrorism as well as on the Afghan agenda, and we share common concerns regarding [Daesh] gaining momentum on the territory there and the extent and full expansion of that terrorist group, ' she added.
KARACHI -- The Russian foreign ministry on Friday dismissed Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Igor Zubov's recent remarks about the alleged movement of Daesh militants from Pakistan to Tajikistan by helicopter as a 'slip of the tongue'.
"I think they're just a slip of the tongue because the [Daesh] combatants are being carried to the borderline between Afghanistan and Tajikistan from the Afghan territory, and we cooperate closely with Pakistan in fighting terrorism as well as on the Afghan agenda, and we share common concerns regarding [Daesh] gaining momentum on the territory there and the extent and full expansion of that terrorist group." Earlier this week, Special Representative of the Russian President on Afghanistan, Ambassador Zamir Kabulov called on Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi at the Foreign Office in Islamabad.
There was a moustache malfunction involving Osmond - talk about liphaired lover from Liverpool - and a slip of the tongue, or rather slip of the Mrs Kumar teeth, from Syal.