Pragmatics. How words are used. Who uses this word?. Some words are only used by certain kinds of people. fiddlesticks! interj . I, who am a granny, disagree utterly with what you have just said. [Ilson:64]
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How words are used.
fiddlesticks! interj. I, who am a granny, disagree utterly with what you have just said. [Ilson:64]
Daddy n. Diminutive of Dad. Used by a child of his/her father. Daddy, will you read me a story?
dude n. Young man. Used by male teenagers and young men to address a friend and peer. Hey dude, what’s the haps? Popular in the 1960s and 70s.
specify v. A formal word meaning to say something about a topic that is more detailed than what has been said before. The prosecuting attorney has specified the charges against the accused.
specify v. To say something about a topic that is more detailed than what has been said before. usage: formal…
specify v. formal To say something…
Just you wait! phr. An expression used to begin a threat or prediction that something bad will happen to the person being addressed.
Come in. phr. An expression used when a visitor comes to your door and you want them to come into your home or office.
All rise. phr. A command for everyone to stand. Used in a courtroom by the bailiff when the judge enters the room.
shhh! interj. A word used to get someone to be quiet. Shhh! The boss wants to make an announcement. | Shhh! You’ll wake the baby.
hey!interj. A word used to get someone’s attention. Hey George! Come here. You’ve got to see this. | Hey! What do you think you’re doing?
I now pronounce you man and wife. phr. A formal phrase used by a minister at the end of a wedding ceremony. When he says this, the bride and groom are officially married.