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Old January 05, 2011, 04:08 AM
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I need an example

I need an example of a an idea which can be expressed in different ways depending on the situation, to show the change of a speaker's style. For instance, I have this one:

Formal language: to pass away.
Everyday language: to die.
Casual language: to bite the dust.

But I need another one and now I'm not able to think of a word or an idea (it doesn't need to be a verb) which I can express using these three different ways.

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Old January 05, 2011, 05:03 AM
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Formal language: to be in a difficult situation
Everyday language: to be stuck.
Casual language: to be between a rock and a hard place
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Old January 05, 2011, 05:48 AM
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formal: we enjoyed ourselves tremendously
normal: we had great time together
informal: we had a blast
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Old January 05, 2011, 08:46 AM
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Formal language: Mr. Enrique
Everyday language: Enri
Casual language: Enrique
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Old January 05, 2011, 10:20 AM
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Formal language: He is overweight.
Everyday language: He is pretty fat.
Casual language: "He is freaking huge!" or "He is a fatty."

Formal language: He is not accurate with a gun.
Everyday language: He is a terrible shot.
Casual language: He couldn't hit the broad side of barn.
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Old January 05, 2011, 10:35 AM
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He is very much under the influence of alcohol
He is very drunk
He is p*ssed out of his skull

I am a colourful person
You are an eccentric
He is stark raving mad

His intellect leaves a lot to be desired
He is not very bright
He is as thick as two short planks

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Old January 05, 2011, 12:47 PM
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Gay
Weird, queer, fag, faggot...
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Old January 06, 2011, 11:14 PM
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Oh, thank you everybody with your examples, they are very useful.

María José, I didn't know that casual words for 'gay'. Thank you.
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Oh, thank you everybody with your examples, they are very useful.

María José, I didn't know those casual words for 'gay'. Thank you.
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Old January 06, 2011, 11:34 PM
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Thank you, Chileno.
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