distinctive trait of language
An aphorism is a short, witty statement that contains a wise idea.
A euphemism is a polite synonym or expression that people use to avoid talking directly about something that might be unpleasant or embarrassing.
A neologism is a new word or expression in a language or an existing word used with a new meaning.
A malapropism is an unintentional and usually humorous mistake you make when you use a word that sounds similar to the word you actually intended to use but means something completely different.
the use of an archaic expression
a colloquial expression
an offensive or indecent word or phrase
a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
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