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Who/What decides if a word is “proper” English?

I was taught since kindergarten that "ain't" isn't a proper English word. I was wondering, who determines which words are acceptable and which words are not? Do words ever go from "improper" to ...
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“Try and produce best output” versus “try and produce the best output”

I've heard people say both. Which is the right one?