Not So Funny â€“ Freudian Slippers
Editor | On 28, Nov 2018
Freudian Slips. When you say one thing but mean your mother. So the old clichÃ© goes. Freudian slips reveal contradictions. Or their resolution. Are they Inventive Principle 9, Prior Counter-action? Or Principle 10, Prior Action? Or maybe Principle 7, Breasted Doll?
Here are a few examples. So you can decide for yourself.
Letâ€™s start with the world of the Freudian designerâ€¦
Quite scary. This oneâ€™s a bit more subtle:
I said â€˜a bitâ€™. We havenâ€™t started the really subtle bit yet:
Iâ€™m still not sure whether the missing â€˜Pâ€™ is part of the story?
But isnâ€™t that the ultimate flaw in Freudâ€™s whole argument. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Sometimes a banana is just a bananaâ€¦
Remember, only six months shopping time until Christmasâ€¦
Personally, I think the failure to rethink the shape of the bottle is a lost opportunity. A cigar might just be cigar, but a bottle is rarely just a bottle.