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    When they mix up nouns.

    Like when someone says:

    'The glass is in the water.' When they meant to tell you that 'The water is in the glass'.

    Or: 'Will you close the wind, the door is getting in' etc.

    Or even mixing up the sounds of the words like ''Can I have a bautle of wotter?'' (Instead of a bottle of water).

    What is this callled and what causes it?
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    It's called going senile
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    Stupidity, I believe.
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    I presume speaking too quickly/thinking faster than you're speaking causes it.

    I think it's a hoot tbh, but then I'm easily pleased.
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    (Original post by necessarily benevolent)
    It's called going senile
    :rofl:

    Aside from tiredness/senile/being stupid etc, is there actually a term for it?
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    Slip of the tongue?

    I don't think it has a scientific name, but everyone does it and it's stupidity or anything, just like a little glimpse of it.
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    It's somewhat similar to a Spoonerism, such as "a well-boiled icicle" (instead of "well-oiled bicycle"), but I don't think there's a specific term for what you've described.
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    I do that every now & then.
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    Freudian slip?
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    ohhh, that can be embarrasing.

    i once tried to announce my "tights where shiny" but got mixed up and swapped the 't' and the 's'.
    you figure it out. :p:

    but yeah, no idea what it's called.
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    (Original post by ShortRef)
    Freudian slip?
    Again, that's not quite the same:

    A Freudian slip is when you mean one thing, but you say your mother.
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    (Original post by mcg-innit)
    ohhh, that can be embarrasing.

    i once tried to announce my "tights where shiny" but got mixed up and swapped the 't' and the 's'.
    you figure it out. :p:

    but yeah, no idea what it's called.
    That's a Spoonerism - slightly different to the OP's example.
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    (Original post by somethingbeautiful)
    :rofl:

    Aside from tiredness/senile/being stupid etc, is there actually a term for it?
    No.
 
 
 
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