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This tag is for questions related to English as spoken in Great Britain, and sometimes Ireland.

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is there such a thing as a "neutral" British accent I believe that both BBC English and Received Pronunciation are artificial attempts to impose a "neutral" accent where there was previously none …
answered Aug 27 '10 by Kevin Lawrence
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If memory serves, cheers was exclusively for toasting in the days of my youth. The secondary usage—as an expression of thanks—began to creep in during the 70s and 80s. I first encountered it London b …
answered Aug 31 '10 by Kevin Lawrence
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My father used to use the phrase you 'orrible little 'erberts quite often. In my neighbourhood it was a fairly common epithet. It was certainly meant to be derogatory but it was about the mildest le …
answered Aug 12 '11 by Kevin Lawrence