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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

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

What interests me is what you might call vernacular writing, writing that connects you to a place.
Calvin Trillin

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

Architectural kitsch is most common in the commercial pop vernacular - typified by the Big Duck of 1931 in Flanders, New York, a Long Island roadside poultry stand resembling a duck, which Venturi and Scott Brown made a cult object through their writings.
Martin Filler

To that class we may leave it to refine the vernacular dialects of the country, to enrich those dialects with terms of science borrowed from the Western nomenclature, and to render them by degrees fit vehicles for conveying knowledge to the great mass of the population.
Thomas B. Macaulay
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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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