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a phenomenon that may or may not happen when a speaker of a language tries to communicate with another speaker of a different dialect.

For example, a Spanish speaker from Mexico might worry that he might have trouble communicating with the Spaniards or perhaps, when an American trying to speak with Australians.
I always have a dialect panic when I'm traveling out of USA.
by JJJHC June 10, 2006
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