Vulgarisms


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Vulgarisms

 

crude words that are unacceptable in standard speech or expressions that are incorrect in form.

Vulgarisms are sometimes introduced into the speech of characters of the text of a literary work as an intentional stylistic element in order to convey a certain everyday coloration—for example, “Akh, vam ne khotitsia l’ pod ruchku proitit’sia?” “Moi milyi! Konechno! Khotitsia, khotitsia” (“Ya wanna go for a walk?” “Sure I wanna”; E. Bagritskii). In present-day stylistics the term “popular speech” is used more often than the term “vulgarisms.”

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It has this in common with ours in Hudibras, that many vulgarisms are here and there scattered throughout the whole, which are seldom used by writers, but frequently in conversation.
In a crisp, breezy, provocative style, peppered with both learned references and pithy vulgarisms, Cahill argues that Jesus still deserves his status as "the Icon of the West.
Conversely, in the late nineteenth century RP seems to have adopted some features that had been denounced as vulgarisms.
bruLion's strongest voices were Marcin Swietlicki and Jacek Podsiadlo, both of whom rejected poetry's traditional obligations to society in favor of a personal lyricism, and who used colloquial language, vulgarisms, references to everyday objects, and brand names in their poems.
It still surprises me to hear men and women using vulgarisms in public that were once considered the language of gutter trash.
Here is a sense of drama and fun; `a few vulgarisms are left in the mouths of the vulgar' very properly.
In schools and clubs throughout Soviet Russia children were urged to monitor and improve their use of Russian and avoid vulgarisms of all kinds.
As Burchfield stresses, 'linguistic correctness is perhaps the dominant theme of [the] book' and various usages are accordingly labelled 'unacceptable' or 'erroneous', stigmatized as vulgarisms (under vulnerable: 'The first I should be fully pronounced.
It will talk with its parents, or others of their rank, in the proper way, and, the next minute, in a conversation with somebody else, it can as naturally and as easily adopt and utter all the vulgarisms belonging to the neighbourhood.
I rejoice in that and wish it had come decades earlier, but vulgarisms such as the above have proved a prickly cross to bear for converts like myself.
In fact, if you find the plot too pointless - it involves an attempt by the incumbent president (Dan Aykroyd), to ``spin dry the kickback money,'' or some such thing - you can count the number of times Kramer and Douglas trade the vulgarisms that earned this otherwise innocuous outing its PG-13 rating.
huiusti from huius iusti), or simply pedantries such as scribtura, or vulgarisms such as profetarum of a type so common that no conclusions can be drawn from them.