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Received Pronunciation

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Received Pronunciation

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Received Pronunciation

Though I'm a foreigner, I hope you will be so kind as to let me suggest this icon of England. I like the clear-cut and elegant sound of the received pronunciation: for me, it's the very embodiment of the English language in its classical oral form. I am very sorry that the BBC no more follows that rule: I think it was an unfortunate decision. By the way, I'm (moderately) left-wing; but I don't think that to be left-wing means not to respect traditions.

Tommaso Francesco Borri Photo: Hugh Wade www.backshed.com.au

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