solecism


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a term that offends against established usage standards

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This is the first time ever in the country's parliamentary history that the Opposition has committed such a parliamentary solecism.
Readers of The Winter's Tale will be familiar with Shakespeare's solecism, for which Ben Jonson took him to task, when he represents the verdant, landlocked Bohemia as a country with a seacoast and deserts.
What term is applied to a grammatical solecism such as 'to boldly go'?
He commits the slight solecism of referring to 'Koto Star', but the benevolence of the evening washes over him and he runs no risk of being hung, drawn and quartered on the 18th green.
Despite some minor problems (the absence of a bibliography, a puzzling decision to translate some but not all of the German contributions into English) and the occasional factual solecism (the Walser-Bubis debate is at one point situated in 1989 rather than 1998), the essays gathered in this volume provide a helpful introduction to the main issues in this growing field.
I find Connors's remarks regarding the unquestioned nature of publisher's rules the major stumbling block to Glancy's desire to "use misappropriations of language, solecism, invented words, partial sentences, and phrase blocks to show how the old ways of thinking seeps in English, the new language that has been learned" ("Preface," xi).
A single solecism mars it: not a translator's flaw, but a crude typo, wherein on Plate 12 "photograph" mysteriously turns into "photogrpah".
gt; A different league, a different series, a different lede, but a same-old same old solecism in the close: "a top scout for the Marlins assessed his team's chances thusly.
A few errors crept into the introduction as well, the most obvious being the persistent reference to the Missa Nos amis as Nous amis (correct in the edition and critical commentary); and the editors should have avoided the Latin solecism missae brevi (recte breves; see pt.
Truss says: "Getting your itses mixed up is the greatest solecism in the world of punctuation.
Other firearms-savvy American mystery-adventure writers whom you can read without ever encountering an absurd solecism include P.
Even great writers have committed this linguistic solecism.
James misunderstood Peirce's thought so thoroughly that, in order to separate the concept of pragmatism from James' puerile "cash value" concept, Peirce coined the solecism "pragmaticism.
It's a pity that this solecism occurs on such a magnificent disc: it would surely have caused a conflagration in London if the original singers' supporters had been able to hear the two-soprano repertory in this concentration.
Berg's Lyric Suite is too wispy to support frenetic dance, and it was a solecism to tack one of Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder onto the final, reconciliatory bars of Verklarte Nacht, the Schoenberg work that dancelovers will associate with Antony Tudor's great Pillar of Fire.