Received Pronunciation.



What is RP? It is the accent of people from the UK who attend public school.

My background.

All over the UK.

Sometimes called Queen’s English or Oxford English. Both misleading.

Neither good or bad.

Long vowels. H is silent when not word initial.

‘Au’ is distinctive in Austria or Australia.

certain slang words. U and non-U words. Lavatory,

dinner jacket,



railway station,


hounds in hunting,

drawing room.




About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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