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    'Communication Code'

    I have a question mainly for native speakers.

    I need to translate the heading of the article that sounds approximately this way: 'The rules of interaction/or communication'

    I consider this heading quite boring, as the whole article has a rather humorous content.

    'Communictaion Code' - isn't it more catchy?

    My teacher says that there is no such a collocation and we cannot use it.

    So, native speakers, how do you feel about this phrase? Does it sound natural to you or not?

    Thanx in advance

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    Re: 'Communication Code'

    I'd use 'Communication Codes'. It's not a set expression, but we do use the word in expressions like 'code-switching'.

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    Re: 'Communication Code'

    Thank you, tdol!!!

    How come do you find time and patience to help everyone here??! I realy admire you and other teachers here also. You do a great job!

    May I ask, what this 'code-switching' means? I can't catch the meaning

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    Re: 'Communication Code'

    Thank you very much- it's great that so many teachers do come here and answer questions.

    Code-switching is when peope change the way they talk. For example, someone with a strong regional accent might modify the accent when speaking to people from different areas, then go back to the regional forms when with other people from the region.

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    Re: 'Communication Code'

    Oh, now I see.

    Thank you again, tdol! Now I feel more sure about my translation

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