->''"Well, your story is VERY compelling, Mr. Jackass, I mean, Simpson..."''
-->-- '''Police Chief Wiggum''' (in response to Homer's claim of seeing a space alien), ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''

On the one hand there's the FreudianSlip, where a character means to say thing A but says thing B by accident, likely because B reflects on what is really on their mind.

But in this case, a character says thing B on purpose, and "pretends" (whether as a matter of deceptive intentions or just sarcastically) that it was an accident. Basically, this is for when a character wants to openly express the kind of thing that a character who makes a FreudianSlip is trying to keep to himself/herself.

Compare CoughSnarkCough, which is often used for similar purposes.



[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In ''Film/BruceAlmighty'', Bruce's [[SanitySlippage reaction]] to discovering his rival has taken the job he wanted; "Evan Backstabber...Bastard...Baxter!"
* ''Film/MoulinRouge''; Nini outing Satine and Christian to the Duke ("Why would the courtesan go for the penniless writer? Whoops! I mean sitar player!").

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Rachel (and then later, Ross) trying to flirt their way out of a ticket, in one episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}''. Note that Ross is flirting with a male police officer too. Which could work out in some cases, but doesn't here.
-->'''Rachel:''' Here you go, Officer Handsome.\\
'''Officer:''' It's Hanson.\\
'''Rachel:''' Whoops, my mistake.\\
'''Ross:''' Here you go, Officer, uh, Pretty.\\
'''Officer:''' It's Petty.\\
'''Ross:''' Whoops. ''[nervous giggle]''
* ''Series/BabylonFive'' has [[SmugSnake Bester]] use this to reveal that Talia Winters [[spoiler:was dissected by the Corps]]. Whether this was true or not is never made known.
* In ''Series/TheNanny'' episode "Maggie the Model", Fran attempts to let Maggie down easy after Maggie bombs as a potential model:
-->'''Maggie Sheffield:''' But Chloe said...\\
'''Fran Fine:''' I know what Chloe said, but we'll cross that [[PrecisionFStrike bitch]] when we get to it.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* From [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4XJQO3qol8&feature=sub&skipcontrinter=1 this]] video from WebVideo/TheAmazingAtheist:
-->''General betray us -- sorry, REALLY big frog in my throat there -- General "Petraeus..."''

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheGrimAdventuresOfBillyAndMandy,'' people kept [[AccidentalMisnaming accidentally]] calling Principal Goodvibes "Mr. Good[noun]." [[JerkassGods Eris]], however, seems to be doing it [[MaliciousMisnaming maliciously]], culminating in her cheerfully saying goodbye to "Mr. Good-You're-An-Idiot."
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': In "Make New Friends But Keep Discord", Discord learns Fluttershy has chosen someone else as her plus-one to the Grand Galloping Gala. Angry, he makes a passive-aggressive remark about "excluding" the teacakes from their next tea party which he claims "just slipped out".
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In "The Springfield Files", Chief Wiggum "accidentally" calls Homer "Mr. Jackass" instead of "Mr. Simpson" after Homer tries to report an alien sighting.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Creator/{{Cicero}} used this in his speech in defense of Caelius, who had been accused of several crimes by his ex-lover Clodia. Clodia was the sister of one of Cicero's bitterest political enemies, and it was rumored there was a BrotherSisterIncest relationship among the siblings. In his speech, Cicero said at one moment: "And, indeed, I would do so still more vigorously, if I had not a quarrel with that woman's husband -- brother, I meant to say; I am always making this mistake."
* During the Civil Rights Movement, speakers on television sometimes said Martin Luther King's name by replacing "King" with a racial slur, then correcting themselves. It was obviously this trope in action.