Monday, 16 April 2012

Entry: vulgate (adj.)


In context: ""Few foreigners realizes that the German term Berliner is also the vulgate for a common jelly doughnut, and thus that Kennedy's seminal 'Ich bein ein Berliner' was greeted by the Teutonic crowds with a delight only apparently political," at which point he aims his thumb and finger at his own temple at which point his TA doubles the focal-length so there's this giant - ""

Definition3. Common or colloquial speech.

Other:  Connection to vulgar is clear enough.  Etymology: < Latin vulgāt-us, past participle of vulgāre to make public or common, < vulgus the common people.

SNOOT score: 1

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Source: Oxford English Dictionary


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