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solecism - Dictionary definition and meaning for word solecism

(noun) a socially awkward or tactless act
Synonyms : faux pas , gaffe , gaucherie , slip

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for solecism

SHOLEYcism...when you think of hindi movie sholay,who comes in your mind???? GABBAR....everytime he used to make mistakes while speaking because of his rustic or wild accent....
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by nileshdive

look at it .......... http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1293/539675960_6a35e68c73.jpg?v=0
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by suhanigpt1

solecism = so less lex - ism. Lexical is related to grammar as also in lexical anaylsis in a computer langauge.. so-less-lex-ism means more grammatical and awkward mistakes
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by shalnew

It's a funny one...When someone's shoe sole comes out it is a social blunder...
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by mohitdia

take the word "sole" from it...now imagine a hot blonde girl sleeping on parks bench alone(sole)..this is an awkward act...so solecism
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by anshulnirvana

SOcially or LExICally worthy of critiCISM = SOLECISM.
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by dshefman

solecism is like socialism and sole(soul; pronunciation is same)in it.so if u don't live with soul in society it is awkward.
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by arshnagpal

rember the movie shol;ay...in it were many socially awkward acts.so solecicm=sholay+cism
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by mit006

Singing a SOLO when you are a bad singer is socially awkward.
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by dshefman

so(l)e(c)ism...interchange l and c...it sounds lyk socialism...but as u have interchanged them...both r opposites...!!!
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by sravan1411

Among racism and sexism, one of the major problems is lexism: judging people based on grammatical blunders (lexicon: vocabulary). Were you denied work because of your grammar mistakes? That's SO lexism...
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by rashtastic

so, deserving criticism...because it's wrong/flagrant
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by Thisisnotme

(also means grammatical mistake): I got an F on my paper but the professor's SOLE critiCISM was that I made one grammar mistake
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by karenrw

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