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Colloquialisms - Glossary of Terms


Colloquialisms

A colloquialism is a familiar expression found in ordinary speech and acceptable in everyday conversation.  Colloquialisms are not deemed suitable for formal writing.

Examples:

snout, burger, wad, coke

Interactive example:

 
The old geezer had a shooter pointing at me. [show me the colloquialism]
 
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