Saturday, February 23, 2008

Word of the Day

colloquialism (noun) - informal word or phrase appropriate to 
familiar, everyday conversation.  Colloquialisms are more 
acceptable than slang in a wider social context.

  • You're gettin' just a little bit too big for your britches.  
  • I may have to take you down a notch or two.
  • There were so many people you couldn't stir them with a stick.
slang (noun) - informal nonstandard vocabulary peculiar to a particular 
group.
  • I have to give her props for that website!  (Slang for accolades.)
  • Looks like Rick will be next to get pagonged.  (A Survivor fan's word for fired.)
  • Call the data-dink, the system has crashed again.  (Slang for computer expert.)

1 comment:

jason said...

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