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If you can´t get rid of it …

2 September 2018

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i ´ ve got a crush on language mannerisms

25 May 2017

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i ´  ve got a crush on language mannerisms like these:

What are … Proverbs, Sayings, Aphorisms, Idioms, Puns, etc.

via smart-words.org

Here is a list of definitions (with examples), which helps to understand the difference between these terms.

It is common to find different words existing in English to represent similar ideas. It is an frequent characteristic of a language with a long history. There are a number of specific types of saying, of which proverb is probably the best known. However, the distinction between them is often pretty vague.

Adage.- An aphorism that has that has gained credit through long use.

Example: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

Aphorism.-A tersely, memorable phrased statement of a truth or opinion; an adage.

[from Greek aphorismos, from aphorizein, to delimit, define. Apo- (1. Away from; off; Separate. 2. Without 3. Related to) + Horizein (limit, boundary)]

Example: He’s a fool who cannot conceal his wisdom.

Cliché.- An overly commonplace, banal or trite saying, expression or idea. Sometimes the terms stereotype or platitude are used as a synonym.

Clichés can be defined as preconceived twists, hackneyed and worn out by too frequent use of images, modes of expression, speech and thought patterns. These are often used thoughtlessly and without individual conviction.

Example: All Americans are very open.

Epigram.- A concise, clever, often paradoxical statement, thought or observation; sometimes expressed as a short, witty poem.

Example: The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.

Epithet.- A descriptive term (= word or phrase) used to characterize a person or thing, that has become popular is commonly understood.

Example: The Great Emancipator — as a term for Abraham Lincoln. (…)

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NOTE:

I love so much these issues that I have posted this latest as a duplicate in this blog dated on the 22nd November 2016 under the title “Proverbs, sayings, idioms, adages”

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“Sorrow is knowledge…” (Lord Byron)

25 August 2015

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“Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most

must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge

is not the tree of life.

Lord Byron

On knowledge and use of lexis

9 July 2015

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[picture taken from @TheObjective_es]

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Text taken from page 32 at

Tim Falla and Paul A. Davies, Solutions

Upper-intermediate student´s book-

(Oxford)

“Although teenagers in the UK generally understand about 40,000 different words, the number of words they actually use is far smaller than you might think-sometimes only 800 words. An inability to distinguish between formal and informal language is almost worrying. Ever since the 1950s, speaking correct English has been nowhere near as important for teenagers as sounding cool.

But experts are worried that today´s teenagers are even worse at talking in formal situations than previous generations were.

The language that teenagers use is nothing like as varied as you would imagine, with the twenty commonest words representing about a third of all words spoken. And if you look at younger age groups, the situation is just as worrying: children are developing speech problems more and more frequently. Children watch a lot of TV, as do adults. This creates background noise; and the noisier their surroundings, the harder it is for babies to hear conversations around them.”

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