First published partially in a literary journal in 1962 in Intikhab-i-nau, a literary magazine published from Karachi, and reproduced in India a few years later, Waheeda Naseem's Aurat aur Urdu zaban not only listed some 3,000 expressions, idioms and proverbs favoured by the female speakers of Urdu but also included a detailed, 200-page commentary on the parlance
of women, reasons for its emergence and its historical, linguistic, social and religious background.
The article can be found on the Parlance
Blog at http://www.
Once again, Blaise Cendrars escapes definition and fixity, is en parlance
, voyaging into a new form of writing (or a new form in writing): "Je suis en route/J'ai toujours ete en route.
Back talk, as Clarence Major defines it in Juba to Jive: A Dictionary of African-American Slang (Penguin, 1994), in southern parlance
, means "to rebuff, to repel" (15).
Take for example click now for our free quote--in advertising parlance
this is a "call to action.
In Soviet parlance
that meant off-limits to foreigners, tourists, diplomats, correspondents, and scholars.
The view that modern television, and particularly so-called reality programming, is -in modern parlance
-'rubbish' has reached a bizarrely logical conclusion.
That piece was written just as the World Wide Web was becoming a truly mass phenomenon--and well before the term blogging had entered common parlance
In common parlance
, the "Gates of Ijtihad" closed, and over the years Islam became ossified.
In common parlance
, the term "roof job" means that the work consists of stripping off the old roof material and replacing it with new material.
While common in Christian parlance
, the title "Suffering Servant" does not appear in any of the four Servant Songs.
For example, when Mike first speaks, she introduces herself as "a police," and then qualifies her vocabulary by noting that this expression is "a parlance
we [cops] have" (11).