The etymology of barbarism takes us to the Latin word barbarismus, in turn derived from the Greek barbarism. The term has several uses according to the context.

BarbarismIn the colloquial language, barbarism is associated with barbarism, in the sense of the absence of civility or culture. It can also refer to a barbarity: a foolish, rude or out of place expression.

For instance: “The actor grew up in an environment of barbarism that was not healthy for his emotional development”, “I will not tolerate such barbarism on my honor!”>, “Violence is an act of barbarism that should offend us as a community”.

Poetically, the idea of ​​barbarism refers to a group or agglomeration of barbarians. It should be remembered that the peoples who made invasions of the Roman Empire and they expanded throughout the European continent from V century; the term also refers to who they are cruel or uneducated.

In the field of linguistics, a barbarism is a incorrectness which involves using improper words or improperly spelling and pronouncing terms. On the other hand, barbarisms are foreigners that have not yet been incorporated into a language.

Many times barbarisms arise from add, remove or change from place one letter. It is common, in this framework, that many individuals speak of “Devastate” when they want to refer to “raze” or “destroy”. The correct thing, in this case, is to indicate “devastate”, without the S before the V.

Other frequent barbarisms are produced by adding, incorrectly, a S at the end of certain verbs, What “You said” (by “said”) Y “You went” (by “you were”).