Noun(1) a socially awkward or tactless act
(1) It is regarded as a solecism to say ├ö├ç├┐We have less tea bags than I thought.├ö├ç├û(2) Incidentally, the hyphen in Goose-Pimples is a solecism , but we'll never know whether it was written by Leigh or improvised by his cast.(3) That calculated literary solecism of mixed tenses is at the heart of the essay, enabling Michaels to convey the simultaneity of his different times, a back then and a now.(4) Everyone in the publishing process should report a solecism that would otherwise go undetected - a misspelling, a grammatical error.(5) What we have is conjecture, the useful surprise of a grammatical mismatch, the thrill of syntactic breakdown, the wild happiness of a solecism typed into Microsoft Word and printed out by Packard Bell.(6) Bloggers, however careful we try to be, know about the solecism that sneaks into every post, the unexpected spelling mistake, the ambiguous statement.(7) You really would think that someone from Sandy's background would know better than to commit the solecism of greeting the domestic staff before his host.(8) This grating solecism has been adopted by many older people, who tend to say it with such emphasis that one suspects they think it's a cool expression which just might narrow the generation gap for them.(9) In any case, it was unlikely that John would commit any solecism of protocol, since he was already well acquainted with her, she having been one of his wife's bridesmaids.(10) We also learn that the magnanimity hinted at in the sandlot baseball incident - when Anders is delighted rather than angered by the solecism spoken by Coyle's cousin - was alive and well in Anders as a young adult.(11) But he never brooked any solecism in behaviour inside his courtroom.(12) This, I believe, is the only grammatical solecism Esther perpetrates in her long narrative.(13) Fiske's entry declares sternly that ├ö├ç├┐trepidatious├ö├ç├û is " solecistic for fearful (and similar words);" he offers ├ö├ç├┐uneasy├ö├ç├û and ├ö├ç├┐anxious├ö├ç├û as well as ├ö├ç├┐fearful.├ö├ç├û(14) But of course what they send up here bears as much relationship to the original model as the solecistic phrase ├ö├ç├┐honing in├ö├ç├û bears to the more accurate and traditional ├ö├ç├┐homing in.├ö├ç├û(15) Many small typos and solecisms are lazily neglected.(16) We must investigate what produces solecisms , and not merely adduce examples.
2. faux pas ::
3. gaffe ::
1. amenity ::
2. attention ::
3. civility ::
4. courtesy ::
5. formality ::
6. gesture ::
7. pleasantry ::
Different Formssolecism, solecisms
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