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Re: Fauxes Pas
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> Robert Myers writes:
> Is my sense of humor slipping again, Phil? The Phil and hillbilly
> wisecrack was to say that there are those, especially in the provinces, who
> might say that neither an Englishman nor a hillbilly speak 'Murican English.
> Sorry if I offended you.
No, absolutely not. I just didn't understand it, that's all. Humour
doesn't always travle well - witness my remark about Jouko's BBSes.
It seems to be accepted by English academics, BTW, that modern American
English is closer to Shakespeare's pronunciation than current British
English - largely due to the affected accents of our Royal family.
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