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For instance, the use of "most" for "almost" is distinctly, if not a vulgarism, at least a colloquialism.AMERICA TO-DAY, OBSERVATIONS AND REFLECTIONSWILLIAM ARCHER
Contrast with the case of "scientist" a vulgarism such as the use of "transpire" in the sense of "happen."AMERICA TO-DAY, OBSERVATIONS AND REFLECTIONSWILLIAM ARCHER
They are also called bivalves bi the unlearned, but this iz a vulgarism.THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JOSH BILLINGSHENRY W. SHAW
Skroud and skrouge for croud, are sometimes heard among people that should be ashamed of the least vulgarism.DISSERTATION ON THE ENGLISH LANGUAGENOAH WEBSTER, JR.
I think this vulgarism is heard among the English peasantry too: though we have the honour and glory of evolving it independently.ENGLISH AS WE SPEAK IT IN IRELANDP. W. JOYCE
But all this only adds to the unholy joy with which I realise that the very title of one of his best books was a vulgarism.APPRECIATIONS AND CRITICISMS OF THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENSG. K. CHESTERTON
In Scotland, though the English may regard it as a vulgarism, I have heard the word used in this form.NOTES AND QUERIES, VOL. IV, NUMBER 99, SEPTEMBER 20, 1851VARIOUS
Here is a gross vulgarism which we sometimes hear from persons of considerable culture.THE VERBALISTTHOMAS EMBLY OSMUN, (AKA ALFRED AYRES)
Vulgarism in language is the next and distinguishing characteristic of bad company and a bad education.HOW TO BEHAVE: A POCKET MANUAL OF REPUBLICAN ETIQUETTE, AND GUIDE TO CORRECT PERSONAL HABITSSAMUEL R WELLS
"A vulgarism not altogether unbefitting," said the Professor, stumbling along in the dark.A YANKEE FROM THE WESTOPIE READ

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