Oxford accent


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Oxford accent

n
(Phonetics & Phonology) the accent associated with Oxford English
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He spoke with an extreme Oxford accent, and when he was talking well, his face sometimes wore the rapt expression of a very emotional man listening to music.
"They would both dine with the Marquess in the Rex Whistler dining room, and both spoke with a cut-glass Oxford accent," said Mr Morris.
For them, it's no longer the clipped Oxford accent but American- inspired slang that carries cachet.
What we have now here is 'feudal mentality' practised even with Harvard or Oxford accent and immaculate dress in the latest western fashion.
I can still hear his plummy Oxford accent and, when he spoke of an "alien menace", I realised that he was talking about me and my family - my dad, who was an unemployed tailor, and my uncle Wolfie, who joined the army aged 14 and went on to win a Military Medal.
It was a thoroughly Oxford accent. I was startled because it sounded so familiar.
Caption(s): Stylecraft's Oxford accent table / Black lacquer vase with Capiz shell inlay.
Where do you think you'regoing,mate?'' Unfortunately,answering in his best Oxford accent (well,he hails from Wirral),he replied that he was visiting a particular well-known company and daringly added: ``And please don't call me mate.'' Thefloodgates opened: ``I'll talk to you as I want, you cheeky t$*@?!'' The anonymous reader adds: ``It'll all be fine by 2008 won't it?
``It was so amazingly just like my life, although the story was changed a little to make Sam a vicar's daughter, to make up for my slightly Oxford accent. Sometimes you just know a role is right for you.
She had a dream in which her lion spoke in beautiful English with an Oxford accent, and she really did suspect that Ernest shot her lion before she did.
Hospital administrator Martha Diaz said: "Because he was English, I imagined him white and blond with an Oxford accent. I could not have been more wrong.
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