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- noun linguistics A written variant of a language, analogous to a spoken
dialectof a language.
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“Vernacular Eloquence” introduces such words as dashtard (the combination of a comma and a dash, advocated by Nicholson Baker) and grapholect (a word for the “dialect” of written English, used by E.D. Hirsch of Cultural Literacy fame).
Write it like you’d say it - The Boston Globe Erin McKeanMarch 3, 2012, 1:57 p.m. 2012