- n. Plural form of colloquialism.
“I’ve always bought bilingual poetry editions whenever I could get my hands on them (most often Spanish-English), and find it interesting to compare the grammatical structure of the original versus the translation, the translator’s choice of words among several, and the way certain colloquialisms, metaphors, etc. do or do not “work” in English.”
“Friday’s performance, however, removed any conceit and all smug self-seriousness by assuming an unassuming gait, addressing the crowd in colloquialisms and congenial conversation.”
“She used kind of colloquialisms that really helped her connect saying you know darn right and you know I understand what it's like not to have health care.”
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“Other topics discussed were cliches and colloquialisms, gendered pronouns, use of familial language with strangers, and spelling names in English.”
“We should have known the steps, the music had been in our blood for a decade filled with letters scrawled from Santa Cruz to Rio de Janeiro, phone calls fat with obscure literary references and blues lyrics and Texas colloquialisms and Oakland street slang.”
“Poor punctuation, scattered with colloquialisms, use of sarcasm in writing (can be misconstrued even if incredibly obvious) and, in general, far too emotional.”
“Following Bishops', colloquialisms were frowned on: Tyndale's serpent tells Mary "Tush, ye shall not die"; King James's insists "Ye shall not surely die".”
“The challenge was actually in dialing back the language once I had poured it onto the page, making it accessible to people who aren't familiar with these expressions and colloquialisms.”
“So whence the joyless peevology, the empty outrage over nounings, neologisms, and colloquialisms?”
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