telegraphese


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telegraphese

(ˌtɛlɪɡrɑːˈfiːz)
n
(Telecommunications) language which resembles that used in a telegram in being terse

telegraphese

the brief, sometimes cryptic language used in telegrams.
See also: Brevity, Language Style
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Noun1.telegraphese - language characterized by terseness and ellipsis as in telegrams
non-standard speech - speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community
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telegraphese

[ˈtelɪgrɑːˈfiːz] Nestilo m telegráfico

telegraphese

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The text is written mostly (with the exception of the letters addressed to Marcella Powers) in what we could call "telegraphese," that is a personal jargon, full of abbreviated forms, resembling telegraphed fragmentary notes, focussing profusely for example on descriptions of the natural settings (prairies, hills, valleys, lakes, islands, groves) and the temperature of the atmosphere, or on lists of wild or domestic animals, birds, wild plants, trees, cereals, places, personal addresses, towns, villages, hamlets, clubs, people's names, personal-use objects and other gimmicks, domestic and social events, etc.
Techno-banality is reducing articulation to verbal grunts and cliched telegraphese.
The language used by most of the characters, in both conversation and interior thought, is a kind of Japanized pidgin English (Christopher Palmer calls it "telegraphese" [123]) that often gives the impression that a character is speaking in aphorisms.