One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the poems are marred by solecisms’
mistake, grammatical mistake, error, blunder
informal howler, boob
lapsus linguae, lapsus calami
2‘it would have been a solecism to answer the question’
faux pas, gaffe, breach of etiquette, impropriety, piece of indecorum, social indiscretion, inappropriate behaviour, infelicity, slip, error, blunder, miscalculation, lapse
informal slip-up, boo-boo, fail
British informal boob, clanger, bloomer
British informal, dated floater
North American informal goof, blooper, bloop
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