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received pronunciation

The standard accent of British English, which is typically spoken in the south of England. While RP is not intrinsically better than other regional accents, it is typically the accent native to, or adopted by, Britons with power, money, education and influence, a tendency that began in the early 20th century. It is the accent spoken or adopted by most doctors in the UK.
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The app, which has over one million active users, can also learn from historical text, as with the Queen's English, and also from the user's email, SMS or social media data.
According to Andree, "True, the [Bank's Letter] is written in the Queen's English, but you would expect it to be.
Patron Gyles Brandreth insisted that "the Queen's English isn't under threat" despite the closure.
Being well-spoken is an asset; it shows good breeding and the love of Queen's English.
Recently England football manager Fabio Capello got xenophobic stick aplenty for his rather flimsy command of the Queen's English after three years in Blighty.
But I don't need some posh actress hectoring me and mine about the incorrect use of the Queen's English.
Pumilia showcased his innovative side with the Tonno crudo salsa di lema verde e sedano ( Rs 715), which in Queen's English is raw tuna ( Sicily produces a lot of it) sexed up with celery and green apple vinaigrette.
It claimed 12 per cent of votes in a poll of 2000 people and was topped only by the posh Queen's English, with 20 per cent.
Listen to the endless drivel of bus conversations, etc, assuming one can understand the "ghetto speak" version of supposed Queen's English.
The list - consisting of the mistakes of 75 second and third-year students - will be published in the next issue of the Queen's English Society journal, Quest, under the title 'Errors in the English of highly selected undergraduates'.
And I spoke the Queen's English with an accent not unlike the Queen.
This authoritative guide to the Queen's English as it is spoken round the world has over 4000 headwords which users may turn to for guidance.