Term of Art: Vernacular

Vernacular (noun): Native or regional idiom, on nonstandard or substandard language, as opposed to the established, cultured language of a society; spoken, as opposed to literary, usage; everyday speech; a lingo. Adjective: vernacular; adverb: vernacularly; noun: vernacularity.”

Excerpted from: Grambs, David. The Random House Dictionary for Writers and Readers. New York: Random House, 1990.

One response to “Term of Art: Vernacular

  1. linda Humphrey

    Hi Mark! Thank you for the piece of knowledge about Vernacular, as I translated it to my native language I learnt that we have multiple of informal that we mix with common words in our daily conversations. I am not sure if that’s a good thing to do or simple way to communicate.

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