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"Strange " English language..

Rich Mazur 4 | 3,309
22 Aug 2019 #31
they learn the English which is used by the queen and generally intelligent people,

Why would you inflict this on the unsuspecting kids who didn't do anything wrong?
pawian 176 | 14,299
22 Aug 2019 #32
There is a Polish saying: when you can`t avoid falling off a horse, at least make sure it is a tall one.

As a highly intelligent person, I suppose you understand what it means.
Lyzko 29 | 7,275
22 Aug 2019 #33
Face it, over the past nearly forty years or so, the "English" of what once constituted Received Pronunciation has eroded
almost beyond repair among the vast majority of the rank-and-file Britisher I encounter almost daily here at our school.

Although admittedly most are tourists of indeterminate pedigree, the delight in the Upper Crust pronunciation, sadly so
connected with Britain's truly stifling class system, has all but disappeared, lest one be branded (horrors) a snob, a bigot
or both, someone "woefully out of touch" with the changing reality of London's aka England's long growing diverse population.

As an American who visited England first in the mid-'70's, later on during the late '90's, I saw the decline in cultural as well

as linguistic standards just about as soon as we arrived in our hotel near London's Theatre District.

Where once West End fops, braggarts, and assorted eccentric types once roamed when I was there as a teen, now have been
replaced by an atmosphere practically beyond recognition.

Not sure if I'd have called it "progress" exactly, but it's important to know about such non-stop trends.

I realize time doesn't stand still, yet is stasis always that deleterious to a country's growth? Seems to me, based on what I see, Britain's

thrown the baby out with the bathwater!

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