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vernac adj. provincial; culturally backwards, unfashionable, or unrefined. Also n. Editorial Note: The derogatory uses of this term are closely tied to the ongoing debate over the role and use of English in India. Etymological Note: From vernacular ‘typical of a place or of a people, especially everyday language,’ which is sometimes colloquially abbreviated as vernac. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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