solecism

This was March 12 word of the day –
solecism\SOL-uh-siz-uhm\ , noun;
1. A nonstandard usage or grammatical construction; also, a minor blunder in speech.
2. A breach of good manners or etiquette.
3. Any inconsistency, mistake, or impropriety.

In those days smoking in the streets was an unpardonable solecism.
— Edmund Yates, Recollections

Origin:
Solecism comes from Latin soloecismus, from Greek soloikizein, “to speak incorrectly,” from soloikos, “speaking incorrectly,” literally, “an inhabitant of Soloi,” a city in ancient Cilicia where a dialect regarded as substandard was spoken.

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