March 03, 2014

The wickedly talented Adele Dazeem

I don't believe in Freudian slips. Usually, speech errors are either retrieval problems (one aims at "knife" and out comes "fork," a word that often collocates with the target word) or indicators of the speech planning process (one aims at saying "silence is golden" and out comes "gilence is solden"), but what on Earth was going on when John Travolta introduced performer Idina Menzel as "Adele
Dazeem" at the Oscars?

You can travoltify your own name with the Adele Dazeem name generator provided by Slate Magazine.

And you can listen to Idina Menzel's performance here:

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