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Localism and Provincialism Words

Localism and Provincialism WordsLocalisms or Provincialisms are words or terms that we use only in certain parts of a country. These class of words are not easily understood outside of their own immediate community. You should avoid such words if you are writing to a general audience with readership outside of where you live -- even though these words may have suggestive value in your local community.

A few of the most common ones are: "to figure" for "to reckon" or "to calculate"; "forehanded" for "thrifty"; "flunk" for "fail"; "guess" or "allow" or "expect" or "reason", for "think" or "suppose"; "to swap" for "to trade."

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WORD CLASSES > Connecting Words > Spoken and Written Words > Word Groups > Denotative Words > Connotative Words > Generic Words > Specific Words > Antonyms, Homonyms and Synonyms > Localism and Provincialism Words > New Words > Technical Words > Colloquial Words > Foreign Words > Slang Words > Old Words and Obsolete Words > Anglo-Saxon Words > Latin Words > Name Words > Motion Words > Picture Words > Explanatory Words