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Daemon
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parlance

(noun) A particular manner of speaking.

Synonyms: idiom

Usage: In vulgar parlance the condiments of a repast are called by the American "a relish," substituting the thing for its effect.
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ROGET'S INTERNATIONAL THESAURUS PARLANCE 578. LANGUAGE NOUNS 1.language, speech, tongue, talk, locution, idiom, lingua; lingo, patter (both usu. joc. or derog.); Basic English. Mr. Jones parlance was very well understood by all.
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PARLANCE

jargon, language, phraseology, talk, speech, argot, patois, cant, informal lingo, -ese (e.g. journalese), -speak (e.g. doublespeak)

e.g.

"They also consider whether the means used are reasonably proportionate to the aims pursued: in European parlance, ‘the principle of proportionality’"
(Source: [Independent, electronic edition of 19891006]. London: Newspaper Publishing plc, 1989)
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The noun parlance means the manner of speaking and using words. Your 15-year-old will tell you that you are definitely not fluent in the parlance of teenagers, no matter how cool you think you are.

Parlance comes from the French word parler, meaning "to speak." The noun is often used to refer to the jargon or slang a certain group or industry uses. If you work in the sciences, you'll be familiar with the parlance of scientists and be familiar with such jargon as "goodness of fit" and "iff", which means "if and only if". But if you are not a scientist, you may stumble when you first come across such terms.

http://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/parlance
Bobby Angell
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I love the "usage" sentence for this word. As only a mild lover of condiments it may have been called tolerance. As it is I think much of the English language is an amalgamation of "vulgar" parlance. It's one reason I love our language so much.
yathuplays
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We should always learn new words right???
Fredric Frank Myers
Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2015 10:13:44 PM

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What can I say, my parlance tends to be somewhat on the vulgar side, could be the years I spent in the military or also in the construction industry, hum, I do wonder???
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