The King's English


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See under King.
correct or current language of good speakers; pure English.
- Halliwell.

See also: English, King

References in classic literature ?
I have translated it here, not in verse (of which I have no skill) but at least in the king's English.
But Anne Holman, co-owner of The King's English Bookshop in the 15th and 15th neighborhood of Salt Lake City, says customers are drawn to the human perspective as well.
and The King's English Bookshop (Salt Lake City) hosting readings, throwing parties, and selling books and gifts made especially for (and only for) that day.
Set in a hedge school in Ballybeg, in Ireland in 1833, Translations sets the scene for the appearance of members of the British Army, who have been tasked to translate place names in the area from ancient Irish Gaelic to the King's English.
The world of the King's English is not the only linguistic choice.
No-one speaks the King's English better than the King himself.
The history of the game is filled with Characters with a capital "C," from Rube Waddell (who supposedly missed a game because he was chasing firetrucks) to Dizzy Dean (whose mangling of the King's English was matched only by his offbeat personality) to Yogi Berra (whose legendary malapropisms have made him the master of the baseball flakes).
Used to speak the king's english But caught a rash on my lips So now I check just like dis.
Weaknesses: Setting an alarm clock, the King's English, shooting a Zoo ad
as we staffers at Ogilvy & Mather called him) has prompted me to once again offend every English teacher whose classes I endured, and inspire everyone else who speaks the King's English to cringe, by penning another of my infamous poems, this one entitled .
If the blues is a single note that is slurred into a different tone, then we have taken the King's English and blued it into our own dialect.