Queen's English


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Queen's English

n.
Standard English in England.

Queen's English

n
(Linguistics) (when the sovereign is female) standard Southern British English
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Noun1.Queen's English - English as spoken by educated persons in southern England
English, English language - an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
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I can talk the Queen's English (God bless the Queen
ABut a posh, Queen's English accent, is overwhelmingly the most reassuring.
But the reason is obvious, lack of proper education There is more emphasis on teaching children human rights rather thanthe Queen's English.
It is, perhaps, easy to understand why people are impressed by the Queen's English but quite why the Yorkshire accent is considered to show more intelligence than the Brummie accent is beyond me.
Throop said: "They love the Queen's English - the British accent.
They consulted with palace officials whose initial reaction was that the card would be in the Queen's English.
com)-- The Queen's English PR along with Redd Carpet Group of Philadelphia, PA and Champagne Life Bar will host Hearts for Handbags SipNShop Saturday, March 1, 2014.
John Shibley and Thomas Pink of LSSU curate the "List of Words Banished From the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse, and General Uselessness.
No, not the Queen's English, then neither was Sarah Palin's "refudiate" but the meaning was readily understood, and isn't that the essence of communication.
Admittedly the Queen's English Society does not at present have the prestige of the Academie Francais - or even the OED - but a growing membership will increase its influence.
The university issues "List of words to be banished from the Queen's English for misuse, overuse and general uselessness," each year in an effort to dispense with some of the worst verbal clutter, according to The Christian Science Monitor.
she excitedly posted on Twitter in perfect Queen's English.