solecism – Wiktionary

Solecism, n.

1. Error in the use of language, especially an error concerning etiquette.
2. In written language, the intentional use of misspelling and/or incorrect grammar to affect the vernacular of a particular dialect.
3. Any faux pas involving a transgression against the norms of expected behavior.

[From the Greek Σολοικισμος (soloikismos); from Σολοικος (Soloikos), speaking incorrectly; from Σολοι (Soloi), an ancient Athenian colony in Cilicia whose inhabitants spoke a dialect that Athenians regarded as a corrupted and barbarous form of Attic.]

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