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    You used ribald language.

    Hi teachers,

    You used ribald language. Correct?

    Can I use "vulgar, obscene, rude, coarse, in place of "ribald"?

    Many thanks.

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    Re: You used ribald language.

    I had never heard the term "ribald". I'd (personally) use "rude", "naughty", spicy" or "obscene" depending on the environment and context.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: You used ribald language.

    The problem with several of the short sentences you are posting, Naeem, is that many of them seem a little strange without real context.

    Common collocations with 'ribald' are: humour, joke(s), tale(s), laughter, song(s), remark(s), fun, ... . 'Language' is not in the top 100 collocates in COCA. That is not to say 'ribald language' is not possible, merely that it is not very common.

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