Why are people so frequently betrayed by their mouths? An example he cites is saying 'doll' when one means to say 'dog. Also, the advice given is not necessarily expert advice, and is basically an opinion, therefore we accept no liability that result from giving any opinion. A Special Issue of Language and Cognitive Processes, doesn't see errors as deeply personal puzzles to be solved. Geoff Goodman, a psychoanalyst in New York and professor at Long Island University, using the wrong word or name "reveals a secret desire forbidden by society or one's self. Do not repost removed material Do not request personal info, including pics. Getty In short, if your partner does do this, it's only because you're evoking the same positive feelings as before - which is a good thing. It's no surprise that when one is actively trying not to say something, "it's precisely what you think of. Relationships -issues in ongoing romantic relationships Infidelity -issues of actual cheating ON YOU that you have evidence for Breakups -immediate issues surrounding a break up. It is possible that she is the next door neighbor's wife's daughter's baby sitter's dad's uncle's great grandfather's caretaker, but then it is also possible that it's a random name he thought of at the time. So, if your partner is 'guilty' of this, are you justified being angry and hurt? You have the 'right' to be irritated, but before jumping to conclusions with a zillion questions, think about all the possibilities and cross them out as you find out how plausible any of those possibilities can be. The update needs to be about the solution. According to Dr Jim Pfaus, it's nothing to worry about. Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email It's the sort of faux pas which can spark huge arguments , deeply hurt feelings - and even derail a relationship.