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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Yes, the British have a class structure that lends itself to villainy or superiority.
    It would appear so. I've also noticed that Hollywood often gives characters a British accent to convey a sense of royalty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great One View Post
    It would appear so. I've also noticed that Hollywood often gives characters a British accent to convey a sense of royalty.
    Well, of course, it is called the Queen's English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Well, of course, it is called the Queen's English.
    Also makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great One View Post
    Also makes sense.
    And of course the US revolutionary, Noah Webster, ditched the Queen's English and created American English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    And of course the US revolutionary, Noah Webster, ditched the Queen's English and created American English.
    Interesting to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great One View Post
    Interesting to know.
    The US revolutionary, Noah Webster, was immensely influential in America. There is his famous Webster's Dictionary and his spelling was taught in all American schools.

    Noah Webster was an ideologue and didn't understand that English is based on the history of each word. So he decided it wasn't history that would give an English word its spelling, but the revolutionary, Noah Webster himself.

    So for ideological and revolutionary reasons Noah Webster deliberately cut Americans off from the history of their mother tongue. And so Americans became deracinated and had nowhere to look but the bright and shinning revolutionary future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    The US revolutionary, Noah Webster, was immensely influential in America. There is his famous Webster's Dictionary and his spelling was taught in all American schools.

    Noah Webster was an ideologue and didn't understand that English is based on the history of each word. So he decided it wasn't history that would give an English word its spelling, but the revolutionary, Noah Webster himself.

    So for ideological and revolutionary reason Noah Webster deliberately cut Americans off from the history of their mother tongue. And so Americans became deracinated and had nowhere to look but the bright and shinning revolutionary future.
    I didn't know this. Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great One View Post
    I didn't know this. Thanks for the info.
    Mate, mate - all you need to do is to speak the Queen's English and play cricket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Mate, mate - all you need to do is to speak the Queen's English and play cricket.
    You're not from England are you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Great One View Post
    You're not from England are you?
    I speak the Queen's English in Oz, naturally as Elizabeth II is our Sovereign.

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