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Definition of Vernacular

Vernacular

  1. Belonging to the country of one's birth; one's own by birth or nature; native; indigenous; -- now used chiefly of language; as, English is our vernacular language.
  2. The vernacular language; one's mother tongue; often, the common forms of expression in a particular locality.

Vernacular Quotations

Melodies are just honest. They can only be what they are. Words have the capacity for deception. They're all full of subtext, and some of them are cliche and overused and vernacular. They're tricky. All I can say is, words are tricky.
Andrew Bird

I don't know the rules of grammar... If you're trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language they use every day, the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular.
David Ogilvy

While there are many experts in the psychoanalysis of individuals, there seems to be little active authority or understanding in the matter of the persistent shared madness in everyday life. It's as if collective mental illness doesn't exist except in the vernacular and in contemporary folk myth, where it remains trapped and politically useless.
Michael Leunig

Every black American is bilingual. All of them. We speak street vernacular and we speak 'job interview.'
Dave Chappelle

Jazz music, as is also the case with the old down-home spirituals, gospel and jubilee songs, jumps, shouts and moans, is essentially an American vernacular or idiomatic modification of musical conventions imported from Europe, beginning back during the time of the early settlers of the original colonies.
Albert Murray
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Vernacular Translations

vernacular in French is vernaculaire
vernacular in German is Mundart
vernacular in Swedish is lokal dialekt
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