vox populi


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The common language; the language spoken by the man on the street

vox populi

Voice of the people Sociology A language, as spoken, which includes slang and jargon. See Jargon, Slang.
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While being an opposition member, I was insulted by Azattyk Radio, they used bad words when talking about me under pretence of the vox populi," Eshimkanov went on.
In 355 pages written in the stiff prose of the academy and laden with extended excerpts from a number of online postings and other source materials, Cooper examines how a diverse, informal, digital vox populi is increasingly monitoring--and holding to account--the press, an institution that once held itself the last word in safeguarding the public interest and ensuring accountability.
A series of purported vox populi on the pros and cons of proportional reinsurance isn't worth watching, or living on the same planet as, really.
The upshot of this new research is that the collective wisdom of a large number of persons, hereafter designated by the term vox populi, is often superior to the judgments of the few, even an extremely knowledgeable few.
In the text the Danish king gives his nephew good advice such as to visit taverns incognito in order to learn about the vox populi.
Dear Editor, I read with interest the Post's editorial reflecting on the small vox populi which suggested most people in Birmingham do not know who the leader of Birmingham City Council is ( Post Opinion, March 8).
Vox Populi is an interesting contender as he makes the trip over from Ireland for the Severn Handicap Hurdle at Ludlow tomorrow.
Our Vox Populi section allows PE professionals to contribute when they have time and something to say," said Primack.
20: Marhaba Million, Dreux, Clear Riposte, Vox Populi, Artist's Muse, Brandon Moun tain, Count Kearney, Proper Article.
The acquis communautaire (80,000 pages of regulations from on high) and the full range of pan-EU institutions, including invasive leftish industrial policies and more than a touch of protectionism have been thought up in Brussels by elitist bureaucrats not much given to paying attention to the vox populi.
ie Maiden Hurdle after beating all except Vox Populi at Leopardstown.