BAD LANGUAGE. An informal term for expressions that offend against taste. Although often a weaker synonym of foul language, it is more likely to include obscene expressions and those that are blasphemous or abusive. The term does not usually include language considered stylistically bad, situationally inappropriate, or difficult to understand. See (A)ESTHETICS, SWEARING.
More From encyclopedia.com
International Language , international language, sometimes called universal language, a language intended to be used by people of different linguistic backgrounds to facilita… Formal Language , formal language 1. A language with explicit and precise rules for its syntax and semantics. Examples include programming languages and also logics su… Mother Tongue , MOTHER TONGUE. A general term for the language of the childhood home, learned ‘at one's mother's knee’, often used synonymously with NATIVE LANGUAGE.… Pashto , Pashto (Pushto) One of the two major languages of Afghanistan, the other being Persian. Pashto is spoken by about 12 million people in e Afghanistan… Hungarian Language , Hungarian •antipodean, Crimean, Judaean, Korean •Albion •Gambian, Zambian •lesbian •Arabian, Bessarabian, Fabian, gabion, Sabian, Swabian •amphibian,… Hamitic Languages , Skip to main content Hamitic languages
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like