Posted by Jon on April 08, 1999 at 14:49:07:
In Reply to: Re: We Americans think we speak English posted by Malcolm Temple on April 08, 1999 at 10:35:13:
The Washington Post ran an article Mar. 21 by foreign correspondent T. R. Reid on the subject of the Queen's English. Opening sentence:
ALAS, THE QUEEN'S SUBJECTS DON'T AGREE WITH HER. . .
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Sunday, March 21, 1999 ; Page B04
Article ID: 9904050159 -- 1032 words
The English language is in such dubious shape here in the country that invented it that almost nobody noticed recently when an elegant woman speaking in the plummy accents of privilege committed a grammatical crime on nationwide television.
The gist of the article was that even the English can't be relied on to speak the Queen's English!
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