Example sentences for: patois

How can you use “patois” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Says Smith President Ruth Simmons about the prevalent patois: "It's minimalist, it's reductionist, it's repetitive, it's imprecise, it's inarticulate, it's vernacular."

  • Then came its re-emergence in Beat and hippie patois, and its ascension into totemic status, as the primary pop-cultural word that future generations would associate with the youth culture of the 1960s.

  • In Black sittings its use ensures soldarity between speakers; in White or mixed sittings the use of the patois symbolizes social distance from mainstream society and an assertion of ethnic identity.

  • A buddy specialist would have punched up the Qui-Gon Jinn/Obi-Wan Kenobi badinage, and a black dialogue specialist would have given the comic-relief character, Jar Jar Binks, a man-size dinosaur with pop eyes and a vaguely West Indian patois, something fresher than "Ex-squeeze me!"

  • Away from tourist resorts and shopping areas, rarely will any language be spoken except French and the mystifying Creole patois, which, though based on French, is almost incomprehensible to anyone not used to it — even non-initiated French-speakers.


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