Difference between language and propriety
- the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number
- the mental faculty or power of vocal communication
- (language) communication by word of mouth
- a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline
- the cognitive processes involved in producing and understanding linguistic communication
You can't expect to learn a foreign language in a few months.
Other worries were language barriers and lower standards of quality in some countries.
I said a few colorful words in our language, making him laugh.
- correct or appropriate behavior
Something was said of the propriety of walling up the culprit alive, -- a mode of disposing of small family-matters somewhat _à la mode_ in those times.
Victorian propriety is an important element of the story, the atmosphere to be upended over and over by slapstick action and sudden death.
Questioning the legitimacy or constitutional propriety of an action by the executive is a useful device for the opposition.