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  • n  a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
News & Articles

  • Sherman ready for its own chamber
    SHERMAN — Residents here still slip into that rural colloquialism of “going to town” when talking about a trip to Springfield. But these days, they no long need to go anywhere to buy groceries, fill a prescription or even see a doctor.
    June 30, 2013 - The State Journal-Register
  • Famous grammatically-incorrect statements
    NEW YORK, NY – Paula Deen’s performance yesterday, crying on the Today show, “I is what I is” statement, is just making matters worse. A colloquialism or can she simply not speak English so good? She’s not alone, many politicians …
    June 28, 2013 - CW39 NewsFix
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  • Martin Amis in Times Online
    Amis described the letter that he received from Barnes as containing "a well-known colloquialism. The words consist of seven letters. Three of them are Fs."
  • George Washington in New York Times
    The Russian phrase that the longtime cold warrior used, and Peter Finn of The Washington Post reported, was delishki, a Reuters translation that Finn informs me from Moscow is "a colloquialism with a negative connotation variously translated as...
  • John Howard in San Antonio Express
    It's a colloquialism,Howard told Reuters. "It's not a word that is seen quite in the same category as other words that nobody ought to use in public or on the media or in advertisements."

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