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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

And you mean? Just for fun!

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Idioms exist in every language. An idiom is a word or phrase that is not taken literally, like “bought the farm” has nothing to do with purchasing real estate, but refers to dying. Idiom also refers to a dialect or jargon of a group of people, either in a certain region or a group with common interests. Idioms are usually specific to a culture (and sub-cultures) and make it difficult for outsiders of a group to really know what is meant by a saying (even if a person has a good grasp of the language). Idioms are a way for a group to exclude non-members and may apply to a small group or a large cultural group. Idioms are part of group identity and behaviour.

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