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    I am not understanding Colloquial.
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    (Original post by Steve5427)
    I am not understanding Colloquial.
    The definition is 'used in ordinary or familiar conversation; not formal or literary.' But usually it's used to describe words certain communities have adapted or manipulated or changed to use themselves. So an example would be the word 'gaff' used by people from Liverpool to describe house. Or 'Cwtch' used in south wales for 'hug'. A more common one is 'numpties' meaning 'idiots'.

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    (Original post by Abi7)
    The definition is 'used in ordinary or familiar conversation; not formal or literary.' But usually it's used to describe words certain communities have adapted or manipulated or changed to use themselves. So an example would be the word 'gaff' used by people from Liverpool to describe house. Or 'Cwtch' used in south wales for 'hug'. A more common one is 'numpties' meaning 'idiots'.

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    What's the difference to slang?
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    (Original post by Steve5427)
    What's the difference to slang?
    They are most probably viewed as the same thing, and they are similar, though slang is just other versions of commonly used words. So 'going to' becomes gonna, and a car becomes a 'ride'.

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    (Original post by Steve5427)
    What's the difference to slang?
    None... 'Slang' is the colloquial term for 'colloquial'. 'Posh' is the colloquial term for 'stock'. 'Colloquial' is the stock term for 'slang'. 'Stock' is the stock term for 'posh'.
 
 
 
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