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colloquialism

Vox populi A term of ordinary everyday speech, conversational. See Medical slang.
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This incident indicates that colloquial language was an important factor in performing modern womanhood in this era, which made it appropriate, and even desirable, for the Queen to use 'phrases and expressions of the times' and the 'language of her day'.
Both idioms and figuratives were the focus of the colloquial language used by paramedics in the audiovisual clips provided to trainee healthcare interpreters in one of the studies reported on here.
Hence, just like the so-called Berber Dahir was formed to separate the Berbers from the Arabs during the colonialist phase, the same was done with the colloquial language schooling proposed by Orientialists.
He is most renowned for his significant use of the colloquial language in his poems delivering this Egyptian sense of humour while portraying peoples' disappointments.
"I may not use that colloquial language in other forums, but frankly it is still how I feel."
A second chapter concentrates on demotic language and Skelton's use of the opaque and seemingly nonsensical, especially in his poems in the Skeltonic metre, and a third explores his inventive capacity for using odd personae and quasi-dramatic scenes involving colloquial language.
"It was pretty grim," he admits, in Lenkiewicz's overly idiomatic treatment of the colloquial language Ibsen chose for this play.
That, in colloquial language, has been the puzzle for more than a year in the push to oust Assad.
Although he refused to use colloquial language in dialogue, he refused also to use high-faluting classical Arabic and dealt with life in a very direct manner.
Then I became fascinated by their use of Russian colloquial language in their narrative.
By this, I encompass the colloquial language, understanding handicaps and important factors like the ground.