Words To Bring Back: “Patois”

– Definition: n. A type of local dialect.

– Used in a sentence: His discourse was punctuated by a patois rich in “I know, right?” “Wait. What?” and “Yeah, no…”

– Why: It’s a better (and more elegant and less judgey) label than “vulgar tongue.” Besides, I look forward to hearing people pronounce it “p’toyse” (as I did before I understood French usage).

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