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noun (plural: solecisms)
  1. Error in the use of language, especially an error concerning etiquette.
  2. In written language, the intentional use of misspelling and/or incorrect grammar to affect the vernacular of a particular dialect.
  3. Any faux pas involving a transgression against the norms of expected behavior.
Translations: 
    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.


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