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Word: patois

Definition: local or provincial dialect


Sentences Containing 'patois'

As such, the English-educated class born after 1965 do not speak the Queen's English any more, nor do they hold the "Channel 5 accent" as a standard, reverting between the prestige variant of the countries they received schooling in, and the bourgeois patois for familiarity.
But now critics were writing that it was being played for laughs, with the swearing self-conscious rather than part of the patois.
Saint Lucian Creole French (Kwéyòl), which is colloquially referred to as "Patwah" ("Patois"), is spoken by 95% of the population.
Singapore humour writer Sylvia Toh Paik Choo was the first to put a spelling and a punctuation to Singlish in her books "Eh Goondu" (1982) and "Lagi Goondu" (1986), which are essentially a glossary of Singlish, which she terms 'Pasar Patois'.
The great promoters of spoken Charentais at the beginning of the twentieth century were "le Barde Saintongeais" Goulebenéze, succeeded by Odette Comandon, author of comedy and folk tales, patois actress and storyteller.
The term "raggamuffin" is an intentional misspelling of "ragamuffin", a word that entered the Jamaican Patois lexicon after the British Empire colonized Jamaica in the 17th century.
With the rise of the consumerist and mass middle-class, second-generation immigrants of humble origins have begun to deliberately deform taught acrolectal English for street pidgin patois as a form of identity-creation, self-actualization and self-determination.

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