At this time Jerome had translated the Hebrew Bible into Latin and it came to be known as the Vulgate, for the vulgar , that is, the ordinary people.
Many thought the painting vulgar and tawdry in its intention but many more adopted it as a contemporary religious icon and so it became one of the most popular paintings in the civic collection.
At its mildest, the consequence is vulgar language and rude behavior that diminish the quality of our day-to-day public interactions.
Political correctness has certainly not hindered my ability to be vulgar or offensive.
Heckerling's most well-known films link female characters with humour that belongs to a tradition of vulgar or low comedy.
So they do and say things that are just vulgar and rude.
However, as I was reading the March / April 2003 issue I was surprised and disappointed at the appearance of vulgar language and explicit references.
We blame them for violence in society, vulgar tastes and a host of other ills.
Looking out on Europe from the sheltered perspective of his home in Basle, Burckhardt deplored the arrival of mass society with its vulgar tastes, turbulent politics, and unlimited capacity for violence.
There is some truth to this image, which reflects a popular sense that wealth is vulgar .