A Spot of G-dropping, My Lord? British Attitudes to Accent and Class

The legendary linguist David Crystal in his book “A Little Book of Language”, estimates that only 5% of the population of the United Kingdom speak English with an RP accent. RP or ‘Received Pronunciation’ has traditionally been spoken by those in the upper echelons of society- doctors, bankers, lawyers and so on, as well asContinue reading “A Spot of G-dropping, My Lord? British Attitudes to Accent and Class”

Has the Word ‘Proud’ Lost All Meaning?

The mutilation of meaning by those looking to align themselves with the progressive zeitgeist continues apace, argues Nick Simpson. A quick google of the definition of the word ‘proud’ gives you: Feeling deep pleasure or satisfaction as a result of one’s own achievements, qualities, or possessions or those of someone with whom one is closelyContinue reading “Has the Word ‘Proud’ Lost All Meaning?”