One day, there was a judge sitting in a courtroom with a very worried and nervous look, and a another judge saw him and wondered what was wrong. The second judge thought he should try to help, so he approached his distraught associate and asked him what was wrong.
The first judge said, "Have you ever heard of a Freudian slip?"
"No," said the other.
"Well" said the first, "it's when one slips and says something one is thinking, usually at the least opportune time."
"Oh," said the second, "so, what happened."
"I performed a wedding today. You know the part when you say 'I now pronounce you man and wife'?" asked the first.
"Yes?" said the second.
"That is what I meant to say, but what I actually said was, "I now sentence you to death."