Questions tagged [colloquial-language]

for questions about colloquial language. Colloquial language, colloquial dialect, or informal language is a variety of language commonly employed in conversation or other communication in informal situations.

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Does 'Thanks to offered' sound ok?

Is it ok to say Thanks to offered in this context: Thanks to offered functionality and versatility. . . .
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“Bloomin'” instead of “blooming”

What is the point of writing -in' instead of -ing ? The character count is the same, so where is the profit?
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Difference between “outside” and “on the outside”

Is there any difference between the following sentences? I have coffee on the outside. It is referring to some coffee shop. I have coffee outside. Can anyone explain to me which of these ...
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Should “I don't know / I have no idea” be used carefully? [closed]

Sometimes I have seen native English speakers' uneasiness when they heard "I don't know / I have no idea." They seem to use the phrases carefully, avoiding to say it as much as they can. If they have ...
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“Toned” and “Endless” Pins

In Dictionary.com listed at number 14 is this definition of pin: Informal a human leg. "Legs that go on forever: Kylie showed off her enviable pins in the dress, which she teamed with black heels" ...
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Using “lay-by” as verb for buying goods

lay by, 1 : to lay aside : discard, 2 : to store for future use : save, 3 : to cultivate (as corn) for the last time (Merriam Webster) Considering that Merriam Webster's definition of "lay-by" as a ...
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Do you work or are you a student?

If someone is asked the question below, Q: Do you work or are you a student? A: Neither. I had a job couple of months ago, but I lost it because... does this answer above sound correct?

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