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|Vulgar didn't mean what we think today.
Written by Reeba
(2/18/2011 9:51 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Emma, half-gentlemen and vulgarity, penned by Nikki N
I think the roots are from the similar sounding German word which means 'common' even today.
Emma probably meant the first here since the second would not be invited.
Same as how 'clownish' meant what we may call a 'country bumpkin' from a village, while 'vulgar' must describe people from a town/city etc.
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