It is a truism that there is a correlation between the dynamism of the scientific research and the dynamism of the practical treatment of the touched subjects. However, this regularity doesn't apply in any case e.g. at the codification of the Standard language. For example, in the Slovak social and cultural milieu it is demonstrated that the relation between the current state of the linguistic researches and the codification treatment of the Standard language can be arbitrary. The author poses the questions how it is possible that the codification can be conservative and what consequences have this arbitrariness. The questions concern the contradiction of the declarative attitude to the codification and the real using of the Standard language by the speakers and the self-portrait of the language users.