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colloquialism

Vox populi A term of ordinary everyday speech, conversational. See Medical slang.
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In this short poem, the rhythms of colloquial speech are deftly deployed against full rhymes and half-rhymes ("bar/beer, hours/bars") giving the poem the punch of a holiday postcard.
The girls are expected to walk gracefully, dance Mozart's minuet from Don Giovanni, and avoid colloquial speech.
While this will surely appeal to a small subset of readers, the lengthy dance descriptions, slight plot, and colloquial speech will deter many.
While contraction or the reduction of unstressed syllables is characteristic of all colloquial speech, according to Fought, it is particularly extreme in Mountain Southern (i.
Users of colloquial speech have kidnapped "awesome," and even "tragic" seems insufficient to adequately express what so many of us feel.
The strategy to combat this problem is to teach students about the differences between colloquial speech and standard English, Story says.
In some idiolects of the newer colloquial speech of Voro, ?