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Daemon
Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2010 12:00:00 AM
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misspeak

(verb) To speak or pronounce incorrectly.

Synonyms: mispronounce

Usage: The director insisted that his actors hire a French tutor so that they would not misspeak their lines.
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A Freudian slip is a misspeak, so to speak.
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Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2010 5:59:37 AM

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Ellenrita wrote:
A Freudian slip is a misspeak, so to speak.

I'm sorry, but I think that "misspeak" is only used in the verbal form. Therefore Ellenrita has maybe made a Freudian slip in misspeaking? Just kidding.

Help! I'm an English addict.
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It depends on how it is used within a sentence. Misspeak is sometimes a noun.
MarySM
Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2010 8:24:19 AM

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According to THD misspeak is a verb. I do not see any evidence it is sometimes a noun.

"He who never made a mistake never made a discovery." Samuel Smiles
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I knew a Miss Peek.Whistle

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Is a slip of the tongue ,a noun or a Freudian slip?
Ellenrita
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THD - The ? Dictionary, reference? Newbie.
MarySM
Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2010 4:17:33 PM

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Sorry Ellenrita. I meant TFD.

"He who never made a mistake never made a discovery." Samuel Smiles
Ellenrita
Posted: Saturday, January 30, 2010 5:44:13 PM

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Sorry also, it was a misstatement (noun) because I have a st-t-tuter which causes me to misspeak. Is a stutter a misspeak? Much ado about elocution if I can't decide if misspeak is a verb or noun. It probably is a verb.
henryjimw
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TOUCHE. Like I tried to convey to our French member. It all depends on how it is used. As is: I have a close friend that has an unusual tick of saying the word "misspeak" over and over. "Misspeak! misspeak! misspeak!" she screams out after every other word she utters. It is an annoying affectation to say the least. Me thinks "misspeak" could be a subject noun despite what TFD quips!-Jim
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awesome!
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Verb 1. misspeak - pronounce a word incorrectly misspeak - pronounce a word incorrectly; "She mispronounces many Latinate words"
mispronounce
enounce, enunciate, pronounce, sound out, articulate, say - speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way; "She pronounces French words in a funny way"; "I cannot say `zip wire'"; "Can the child sound out this complicated word?"
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