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private languageUsed other than as an idiom: see private, language.
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private languageA language which expresses one's inner thoughts, feelings, or experiences but which cannot be used for communication, since it is known to and understandable by only one person-the existence of which was famously argued by Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951) to be impossible.
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speak someone's languageTo talk about concerns, feelings, ideas, etc. which someone understands well and can relate to intimately.
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Man On The Roof!Depression Daze "Warning" in a Social Gathering or 'Knot of Male Conversationalists' of proximity of A Lady Within Earshot, So "Watch Your Filthy Language!"
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pardon my frenchPlease excuse my swearing or bad language.
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boomshankaA wish of happiness. Purportedly a literal translation (from an unknown language) is, "May the seed of your loin be fruitful in the belly of your woman"
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carry oneselfTo behave, especially with respect to how one's speech, body language, facial expressions, and grooming convey one's opinion concerning oneself.
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double dutchA language game akin to pig Latin.
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double dutchIncomprehensible language.
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dumb downTo convey some subject matter in simple terms, avoiding technical or academic language, especially in a way that is considered condescending.
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false friendA word in a foreign language bearing a deceptive resemblance to a word in one's own language.
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figure of speechA word or phrase that departs from straightforward, literal language.
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fresh off the boatNewly arrived from a foreign place, especially as an immigrant who is still unfamiliar with the customs and language of his or her new environment.
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grammar NaziA person who habitually corrects or criticizes the language usage of others.
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in dutchWritten or spoken in the dutch language.
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mouth of a sailorThe characteristic of regularly using vulgar language, especially strong profanities; a person having this characteristic.
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play on wordsA pun, or similar humorous use of language such as a double entendre.
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potty mouthThe characteristic of regularly using vulgar language, especially strong profanities; a person having this characteristic.
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quote unquoteEmphasizes the following word or phrase for irony, as used almost exclusively in spoken language.
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read like a bookTo be able to discern someone's thoughts from his or her body language or other behavior.
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rip and roarReact With Violent Body Language As Well As Strong Verbal Rejection, "Booo!"
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simple EnglishConstructed language created by Charles Kay Ogden which only contains a small number of words
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simple EnglishControlled language originally developed for aerospace industry maintenance manuals
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spannerA stupid or unintelligent person; one prone to making mistakes, especially in language.
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talk dirtyTo use profane language, especially sexual vulgarities for the purpose of arousal.
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talk like an apothecaryTo use hard or gallipot words: from the assumed gravity and affectation of knowledge generally put on by the gentlemen of this profession, who are commonly as superficial in their learning as they are pedantic in their language.
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tin earInsensitivity to and inability to appreciate the elements of performed music or the rhythm, elegance, or nuances of language.
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turn the air blueTo speak a stream of bad language; to curse and swear.
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watch one's mouthIn the imperative form, used as a warning to avoid or stop using inappropriate language, especially profanity, or disrespectful utterances.
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watch one's mouthTo be careful about what one says, especially with regard to disrespectful or profane language.
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words of one syllableSimple, clear, straightforward language; blunt language.
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