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.
Striving, with some slippage, to follow the distinction between "officer" and "deputy" that an educated English speaker would catch, Borges offers up the rather more formal "Usted es un funcionario," but returning to the problem of the expletive, he then finds himself compelled to have his deputy say "Ya lo vera" instead of the salty (and Southern) American English solecism, "You damn right I am" (WP 233).
There is no solecism in declaring, "If the bandit wants to rob banks, he ought to carry a gun; but for him to rob banks would be immoral.
60) Visser's suggestion of a backshutter door at least avoids the solecism of a highly visible forestage door.
Gough's chapter called "A Collection of Solecism or false Syntax for the Learner to rectified by the preceding Rules" (1754:114).
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.
Yes, solecism as it is in words, in reality it is simple fact that though it was a week of unutterable bliss to me yet its very unutterableness and incommunicableness were agony as though it were a mighty quickening spirit, every instant filling my being with new created life which struggled with throes and spasms for breath--or pouring in with every instant fresh tides of power which heaved and tossed on high only to fall back upon themselves weary and discomfited, unable to pour all abroad their ever swelling but still barricaded floods.
The Court, it should be said, does not commit a social solecism if it determines that the president has transgressed constitutional bounds.
Truss says: "Getting your itses mixed up is the greatest solecism in the world of punctuation.