noun (plural: solecisms)
Etymology: From the Greek (soloikismos); from (Soloikos), speaking incorrectly; from (Soloi), an w:Ancient Athens, ancient Athenian colony in w:Cilicia, Cilicia whose inhabitants spoke a dialect that Athenians regarded as a corrupted and barbarous form of Attic Greek, Attic.
- Error in the use of language, especially an error concerning etiquette.
- In written language, the intentional use of misspelling and/or incorrect grammar to affect the vernacular of a particular dialect.
- Any faux pas involving a transgression against the norms of expected behavior.
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