050920 - WotD: patois

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From the NY Times website article Almost Before We Spoke, We Swore, discussing human speech patterns and "genteel" language.

"Every language, dialect or patois ever studied, living or dead, spoken by millions or by a small tribe, turns out to have its share of forbidden speech, some variant on comedian George Carlin's famous list of the seven dirty words that are not supposed to be uttered on radio or television."

From the Merriam Webster online dictionary,

    a dialect other than the standard or literary dialect, uneducated or provincial speech