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  1. anupumh's Avatar
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    Cool Uncivilized Language

    Hi,

    Can we use Uncivilized with Language?

    I dont like your uncivilized language.

    Is this sentence appropriate?

    Thanks

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    Re: Uncivilized Language

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    Can we use Uncivilized with Language?

    I dont like your uncivilized language.

    Is this sentence appropriate?

    Thanks
    It depends what you class as 'appropriate'. The sentence is grammatical and commonly used by people who don't know much about languages.

    I suppose if you understand 'uncivilized' as referring to the lack of technology associated with cities, it becomes meaningful; the indigenous peoples of Brasil, New Guinea, Australia... could be said - in this sense - to have 'uncivilized' languages. More often, though, it's used as an ignorant insult meaning 'not containing features of my language, and containing subtleties that I neither know nor care about.'

    b

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    Re: Uncivilized Language

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hi,

    Can we use Uncivilized with Language?

    I dont like your uncivilized language.

    Is this sentence appropriate?

    Thanks
    Bob is right if you mean "language" as dialect.
    The other interpretation of "language", which I think is more common with this expression, is "what you are saying, the specific words said".

    A: I can't get this #$%@# thing to %@#* work!
    B: I don't like your uncivilized language.

    It is appropriate if 'language' refers to this second meaning.

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