Talk:collogue

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Wiktionary:Requests for verification - kept[edit]

Kept. See archived discussion of December 2008. 22:25, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Archaic[edit]

I’ve listed this as (archaic) – I’ve never heard this word, and it has few uses on a modern Google books search, turning up as many definitions, 19th century uses, and false hits as modern uses.

It is possible that it is in common use in some dialects – it’s apparently a common Scots word (they have Collogue pages at sco.wikimedia, not Talk pages), so it’s possible that it’s in common use in Scottish English or Irish English, for instance. If so, please amend to indicate dialectical usage.

Note that most of the hits at:

…turn out to be references to French proceedings; this is also why there are many hits for the uppercase “Collogue”.

—Nils von Barth (nbarth) (talk) 12:32, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Plain English[edit]

This has gone astray. Collogue can be found in Collins English Dictionary. Nothing special about it. May be it is a bit chosen (no plain social network jabber) by the standard of A.D. 2014, but then, it is a concise, elegant and covert form of hinting at something like a secret conversation, perhaps even intrigue or conspiracy. Helen Simpson, an educated but down-to-earth Australian writer, uses c. in her 1937 novel "Under Capricorn" this way: "Ay, well, what I say - " Flusky frowned, endeavouring to put into words just what he did say, when he collogued with his own thoughts. "What I say: in a country where everything's to do, the hands has a chance to put themselves equal with the head. ..."

What a rejoicing form of mockery! Greenforester (talk) 22:00, 14 December 2014 (UTC)