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thripshaw

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(Verb) an unintended verbal response, where a person involuntarily puts words out of order or uses incorrect words as a replacement for the intended word. Often a couple words in the sentence have their first letters exchanged when spoken.
Usage: A 57 year old caucasian male, M. Hedtke, presented with "Thripshaws disease" (not found in medical journals) but best describes his medical condition. attributed to — Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, John Cleese, Terry Jones, Michael Palin & Graham Chapman, from Monty Python's Flying Circus, in last dozen episodes; approximately early 1970's


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