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Originally posted by burge_eye

I assume you mean the architectural definition ie

“Of or being an indigenous building style using local materials and traditional methods of construction and ornament, especially as distinguished from academic or historical architectural styles”.

I suppose it is the fact that the prevelant style of bungalows and other rural housing is neither ‘academic’ or ‘historical’ that makes me think of this style as a sort of new vernacular.

In language terms it is defined as follows:

“The everyday language spoken by a people as distinguished from the literary language.”

I prefer another definition ie

“Occurring or existing in a particular locality; endemic: a vernacular disease”

I like that one aswell

ps, glad to see we are both using!

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