Two slips of the tongue from the BBC.
Evan Davies, BBC Newsnight (line 08)
01 well I’m joined now by Damian Green 02 Theresa May’s oldest political ally 03 former (.) first secretary of state in her government 04 and actually an (.) immigration minister (.) some time back 05 so maybe we’ll talk a little about Windrush (.) later 06 but I do want to get back to whole border issue (.) er Damian 07 erm (.) so the the British did say 08 that Margaret Thatch- erm tt (0.5) ((eyes roll)) 09 Theresa May said 10 no physical infrastructure
Classification: Word substitution
Andrew Neil, BBC Daily Politics (line 06)
01 let’s turn now I’m afraid (0.8) 02 to Brexit (0.7) 03 the Prime Minister has this morning announced plans 04 to publish a Brexit white paper setting out 05 her priorities for Britain’s (.) future relationship 06 with the european yonion 07 y- union 08 or even the onion (0.7) 09 could turn in to an ya- onion before these negotiations finish 10 anyway
Classification: Word blend (Union+onion)
BBC Newsnight, 15th May 2018
BBC Daily Politics, 16th May 2018
Harley, T (2014) The Psychology of Language, 4th Ed. Psychology Press. p398
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