Everyday language, everyday speech, common parlance, informal language, colloquial language, general parlance, or vernacular (but this has
An example of such language is called a colloquialism, or casualism. The most common term used by dictionaries to label such an expression is colloquial. Many people, however, misunderstand this label and confuse it with the word local because it sounds somewhat similar[
The word colloquial by its etymology originally referred to
General parlance is distinct from
Some colloquial speech contains a great deal of
A colloquial name or familiar name is a name or term commonly used to identify a person or thing in informal language, in place of another usually more formal or technical name.