Saturday, September 12, 2015

Vulgar Language

At one time 'vulgar' language was any language other than Latin.
The language of diplomacy was French and German was the preferred scientific language.
There was a lot of controversy over printing the Bible in vulgar language or providing church services in vulgar language. I don't know if they thought God only understood Latin or what. Jesus was a Jew, so I don't know why they thought God understood Latin instead of Hebrew.
Anyway, hearing people refer to "vulgar" language brings lots of thoughts to mind. I'm pretty sure I consider a lot of mealy-mouthed platitudes "vulgar."

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