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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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Winners be chosen in each BBC English region and in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The shape holding the bat melted away and a voice said, in perfect BBC English in my right ear, "I'm awfully sorry about this," and chuckled.
Would we think of them in the same way if they chatted away in that silly, plummy accent once known as BBC English, and which made broadcasters sound as if they were desperate to dash off to the loo?
Lady V has discovered it is much easier to rub shoulders with the stars, even if they don't speak BBC English.
The staff were brilliant, by the way, though they were all strangers to BBC English.
Craig Henderson, executive editor BBC English Regions, who commissioned the series, says: "The films take an in-depth look at the venues which play such a vital role in our communities and which rarely have the chance to step into the spotlight themselves.
The NUJ circulated the resolution to its members, head of regional programmes in the West Midlands Cath Hearne, BBC English Regions controller David Holdsworth and Helen Boaden, director of BBC News Group.
Mick Thorburn, marketing manager, said: "We are calling for a Geordie interpreter who can decipher the broad local dialect for foreigners who may have been taught BBC English or someone from down south who can't quite understand it.
The employee said staff remained disappointed that no action had been taken by BBC English Regions controller David Holdsworth following complaints about bullying at Midlands Today lodged back in March.
On TV and radio we're used to hearing newsreaders using Received Pronunciation (RP), which was formerly known as Queen's English, or sometimes BBC English.
Indeed, by the time Brian was letting rip with a vocabulary that owed more to Viz magazine than BBC English - "they've had a collective brain-fart
Simon Channon, chief press officer, BBC English Regions.