Colloquialism or colloquial language is the linguistic style used for casual communication. It is the most common functional style of speech, the idiom employed in conversation and other informal contexts. Colloquialism is characterized by wide usage of other expressive devices, it can be distinguished by its usage of formulations with incomplete logical and syntactic ordering. A specific instance of such language is termed a colloquialism; the most common term used in dictionaries to label such an expression is colloquial. Colloquialism or general parlance is distinct from formal writing, it is the form of language that speakers use when they are relaxed and not self-conscious. An expression is labeled colloq. for "colloquial" in dictionaries when a different expression is preferred in formal usage, but this does not mean that the colloquial expression is slang or non-standard. Some colloquial language contains a great deal of slang. Slang is used in colloquial speech, but this particular register is restricted to particular in-groups, it is not a necessary element of colloquialism.

Other examples of colloquial usage in English include contractions or profanity."Colloquial" should be distinguished from "non-standard". The difference between standard and non-standard is not connected to the difference between formal and colloquial. Formal and vulgar language are more a matter of stylistic variation and diction, rather than of the standard and non-standard dichotomy; the term "colloquial" is however equated with "non-standard" at times, in certain contexts and terminological conventions. A colloquial name or familiar name is a name or term used to identify a person or thing in non-specialist language, in place of another more formal or technical name.. In the philosophy of language, "colloquial language" is ordinary natural language, as distinct from specialized forms used in logic or other areas of philosophy. In the field of logical atomism, meaning is evaluated in a different way than with more formal propositions. Colloquialisms are distinct from jargon. Slang refers to words used only by specific social groups, such as soldiers.

On the other hand, jargon refers to words used only by specific trade fields or industries, such as engineers or computing. Colloquial language may include slang, but consists of contractions or other informal words and phrases known to most native speakers of the language. Jargon is terminology, defined in relationship to a specific activity, profession, or group; the term refers to the language used by people who work in a particular area or who have a common interest. Much like slang, it is a kind of shorthand used to express ideas that are discussed between members of a group, though it can be developed deliberately using chosen terms. While a standard term may be given a more precise or unique usage amongst practitioners of relevant disciplines, it is reported that jargon is a barrier to communication for those people unfamiliar with the respective field. Oral history Slang dictionary Vernacular Eye dialect Colloquial Spanish Dictionary of Colloquial Spanish. Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus, Ludwig Wittgenstein

Bayuda Desert

The Bayuda Desert, located at 18°N 33°E, is in the eastern region of the Sahara Desert, spanning 100,000 km² of NE Sudan north of Omdurman and south of Korti, embraced by the great bend of the Nile in the N, E and S and limited by the Wadi Muqaddam in the W. The north to south aligned Wadi Abu Dom divides the Bayuda Desert into the eastern Bayuda Volcanic Field and the western ochre-coloured sand-sheets scattered with rocky outcrop. Gold mining occurs today from Oct. to March, as labourers work auriferous quartz found in wadis and shallow mines. These workings are in areas worked during the New Kingdom of Egypt and the Early Arab Period. Throughout the Meroitic civilization the Bayuda Desert became the lifeline connecting the northern and southern districts of the Kingdom of Kush, with Napata and Meroe as the termini; the king Nastasen Stela provides testament of the existence and use of this route, describing his progress across the desert from Meroe to Napata for his coronation

Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong Hotel

For the hotel in Las Vegas see the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong Hotel is a 454-room 4-star hotel located on 387–397 Queen's Road East, midway between Wan Chai and Causeway Bay of Hong Kong; the building was built to be a hotel, but bought by and used by Xinhua News Agency Hong Kong Branch before it finished. After 1997, Xinhua News Agency Hong Kong Branch became the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. After the liaison office moved to Sai Ying Pun in 2001, Far East Consortium International Limited took over the building and refurbished it as a hotel; the hotel named Cosmopolitan Hotel Hong Kong, was renamed Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong Hotel in 2016. Official website