the characteristic features or atmosphere of a place or time
Why Do Brits And Americans Spell Words Differently?Brits and Americans may share a mother tongue, but when it comes to spelling a handful of common terms, we just can't seem to settle on a shared favorite—or is it favourite?—approach.
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Examples from the Web for local colour
My job was to keep tab of incidents and local-colour stuff generally.Those Times And These|Irvin S. Cobb