There are two types of speech mistakes. “Typos” are ubiquitous, and listeners hardly notice many of them. “Thinkos” go deeper; they betray that the speaker might not actually know something
thinko (plural thinkos)
- (slang, neologism) A careless mistake made in thinking. quotations ▼
- I must have done quite a thinko, but I don't remember leaving my keys in the refrigerator.
- (mistake): blooper, blunder, boo-boo, brain fart, defect, error, fault, faux pas, fluff, gaffe, lapse, mistake, slip, stumble
- See also Thesaurus:error