A colloquialism is a word or phrase that is employed in conversational or informal language but not in formal speech or formal writing.   For example, words like gonna and wanna; phrases like I’m cream crackered.   Patients often use colloquial language which for doctors who graduated abroad can prove quite difficult to understand.   Clare Connolly will attempt to demystify some of these on this page.  Please continue to revisit this page as its content expands.  If you have a colloquial expression, word or phrase that you would like Clare Connolly to interpret and post on this page, please email her on [email protected]

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