What does the Queen's English mean? ?
I read it in the dictionary but I didn't get it.
- ?Lv 49 months ago
Germanic language brought over by the Saxons
- LiliLv 79 months ago
It means "the most elegant, refined, and upper-class English". It actually refers more to accent than to things like grammar and vocabulary. Upper-class British speak with an accent very different from those used by the working and middle-classes.
In the UK, the accent most closely associated with "the Queen's English" is called "Received Pronunciation".
- busterwasmycatLv 79 months ago
The "best and most real" English. English comes in lots of varieties, but the King or Queen ARE England, and thus what they speak is the true English. As a practical thing, it is a very formalized dialect, with strict following grammatical rules and well-defined lexicon (words that are to be employed).
As a genera idea, it is "proper" English. We Americans do not speak that English, at all.
- MercuryLv 79 months ago
That is standard English and how it is spoken.
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- KateLv 79 months ago
It means the english spoken by the english and was the basis for the version of english taught and spoken .
- LaurieLv 79 months ago
It means using the English language the was upper-class, educated people would use it.
- 9 months ago
It is the English language used in Great Briton.
- Sujatha JLv 59 months ago
The term "the Queen's English" is used when a queen is on the throne of England so you are right - at the moment it is Queen Elizabeth II. The term used whenever there is a king on the throne is "the King's English" but the English is the same it's only the name that changes.
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- Pat WoodenLv 79 months ago
The original phrase was "the King's English", but since England currently has a Queen, it has been updated.
The phrase refers, especially in England, to spoken or written English which is standard, characterized by grammatical correctness, proper usage of words and expressions, and (when spoken) formal British pronunciation. Example: "I wish Americans would learn the Queen's English".
- ANONLv 49 months ago
Spoken properly (without a slack jaw)