- n. Plural form of vulgarism.
“Inquiry into it would at once bear out the American contention that what we are often rude enough to call their vulgarisms are in fact good old English.”
“And why do the lower classes, whose "vulgarisms" are, in nine cases out of ten, more correct than our refinements, still talk about Whitsun Monday and Whitsun Tuesday, where the more polite say, Whit Monday and Tuesday?”
“Any one who is aware how many of what are called 'vulgarisms' in pronunciation are in fact 'archaisms,' will naturally think that the ancient pronunciation of 'spoil,' like the modern vulgar one, was”
“Put up with vulgarisms and take me as you find me. —”
“There is a clip of my mother, criticizing the vulgarisms in my profane book.”
“If you must resort to common vulgarisms, you should at least learn how to spell them correctly. dumb-ass Audio Help/ˈdʌmˌæs/Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation [duhm-as] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation”
“If professors of political communication routinely employ vulgarisms, tautologies and clichés, we can only imagine how bad tomorrow's practitioners will be at it.”
“Webster battled back, ‘I am accused of introducing into my Dictionary Americanisms and vulgarisms,’ he wrote.”
“Again, your blog may not use vulgarisms as much but is just as obscene as HA.”
“Eh vilain bougre! and so forth. 356 To those critics who complain of these raw vulgarisms and puerile indecencies in The Nights I can reply only by quoting the words said to have been said by Dr. Johnson to the lady who complained of the naughty words in his dictionary — You must have been looking for them,”
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