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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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For all media, actually, because media is always hungry and the vox pop is a good way to satiate its appetite, after it's spat out the endless soundbites of politicians.
THE caption for a picture on a story is headed 'Vox Pop' The decline in Latin as a school subject and the expressed view of the campaign for plain English has led to the position where Vox Pop, a commonly used shorthand expression for 'Vox populus - the views of the masses' has been applied to a picture to accompany an article about the impending roadworks at Billy Mill on North Tyneside when I can find no reported opinion from the general public on these welcome proposals.
Scribble down a few vox pop quotes, shuffle them into some kind of order, and let your performers stand and deliver.
It was brought home to me listening to a vox pop on the radio this week.
ON RIGHT ROAD A quick vox pop saw Chepstow racegoers give the thumbs up to the recently completed revised traffic system alongside the racecourse, which includes a new roundabout and a road to the car park, plus a crossing.
The free events, organised by Merseyside Dance Initiative, will include Vox Pop, a specially commissioned piece by Lea Anderson performed in Marks & Spencer's store windows.
I was there to do a "vox pop" on plans to create a static holiday caravan park on the hallowed ground of the former Barry Butlins holiday camp, on Nell's Point.
Vox Pop, at 1022 Cotelyou Road in Brooklyn, is three months behind on its rent and lost its food and beverage license recently because of unpaid fines.
Considering such programs as Franklin Roosevelt's Fireside Chats, Vox Pop, soap operas, and The Shadow, he examines the way radio performances negotiated the preoccupation with public and private.
A vox pop in the streets of Buenos Aires showed Argentines to now be rooting for Senegal, but in truth World Cup fever has deserted this depressed country.