Example sentences for: patois

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

  • 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!"

  • 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.

  • Black English, a patois, does not vary much from region to region and belongs to an ethnically defined social group.

  • 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."

  • 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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