solecism


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a term that offends against established usage standards

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When a Tamil youth in Elpitiya failed to call a soldier on leave 'sir', the soldier regarded it as an unforgivable political solecism and assaulted the young man.
Once more the BBC in their infinite pomposity refrained to admit any solecism and then further insulted our intelligence by stating they will be using him again during the closing ceremony.
Always ready to try anything with the Heston Blumenthal mark of genius attached, I was eager to have a slice, but first there was a little solecism I needed to sort out lest it left a bad taste in the mouth.
Its hybrid solecism is key to the high-low-brow curatorial concept of the show.
There is an odd recurring solecism, in that he consistently misspells the military rank, 'marshal'.
Writing an etiquette guide for elitist publisher Debrett's, Morgan maintains 'gossiping gaggles' as a solecism but for once encourages 'aspersions on the works'.
As Cummings argues, in an age of religious conflict, when so much was at stake, "[l]inguistic solecism could hardly be distinguished from theological error" (10).
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.