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colloquialism

Vox populi A term of ordinary everyday speech, conversational. See Medical slang.
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These are just a few colloquialisms from the past in use today that have an environmental health origin.
In this programme, Dannsa - which we presume is Gaelic for dance, although it works in west coast colloquialism too ("ya dancer!") - travels to Aberdeen to meet the teenage girls of Fusion from the Dance Moves studio.
The Price of Sacrifice is presented in a simplified Classic Arabic, which will introduce an educational message to new generations far away from colloquialism. Hamid Damanhori, (1921-1965) was a senior education official who worked as assistant deputy minister of education for cultural affairs in the sixties.
Can give me a call.Sandra (0151-Representatives from theNYC Liverpool Supporters branch were not offended by the banner and indicated that far frombeing racist, the term Yank is actually used as a colloquialism.
"Some people say Madge is a colloquialism for a boring middle-aged housewife while others say it is short for Her Majesty."
Some 880,000 viewers have flocked to see the film, whose title is a play on the ghetto colloquialism "your mother", in the two weeks since its release.
The US Army colloquialism for white phosphorous is 'willie pete'; normally associated with grenades and flares.
I would not recommend this text for ESL learners too early in their program of study, as I believe that relatively new ESL students may find it less confusing to focus on the basics rather than being distracted too early by colloquialism. I also believe that this book would be useful for ESL learners who are farther along precisely because it does explore colloquialism to an extent, as it is undeniable that the colloquial constituent is an inescapable fact of using the language.
She said the word "tapatio" is a Mexican colloquialism that refers to anything from the state of Jalisco.
"He believes he's constantly been deprived of sleep by others and he's constantly been snooped upon, to use a colloquialism, and that's why his behaviour was this way.
One of the six-letter answers is a hyphenated English colloquialism not found in some dictionaries.
[right arrow] Janjaweed, an Arabic colloquialism, means "a man with a gun on a horse."