Saturday, October 25, 2003

From today
The PC war against RP
Received Pronunciation in British English - that is, the cultivated, homogenized, often upper-class southern English voice you used to hear on the BBC but don't anymore really. I don't think anybody under 40 uses it in pure form. You can hear echoes of it in the speech of people two generations older.

One might argue similarly that in the States gangsta culture is a plot to keep blacks oppressed.

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