Pure English




View Poll Results :when in the world is the purist English spoken?
England 16 53.33%
Scotland 6 20.00%
Ireland 1 3.33%
Wales 1 3.33%
USA 5 16.67%
Canada 0 0%
Australia 1 3.33%
Voters: 30. You may not vote on this poll

 
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Boots
 
January 27th, 2005  
Anya1982
 
 

Topic: Pure English


Right I know this may sound boring but its a question to see how much people know.

So we all know the "Queens English" is scottish but where abouts in scotland is it (I know).

Also where is the purist english in the world spoken!

Lets see if the intelligence of this site can be put to some good research use.

I will let you know if you are right or wrong

(hense I actually know these answers lol sad I know)
January 27th, 2005  
CanadianCowgirl
 
 
Well, I'm going to take a completely random guess but...I think England. They seem to speak much more refined English anyways, that'd be my guess
January 27th, 2005  
battery
 
People are obviously going to vote for their own country here

I'm not going to vote though, English is English...
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Boots
January 28th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
American English has been blended with many words from other languages. There are many French and Spanish words for example in our vocabulary. Makes sense as both those nations had every bit as much to do with the founding of the New World as Britain. So the purest English must be spoken in England. Really a no-brainer when you think about it. What else would an Englishman speak?
January 28th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
I said Wales because they really have nothing else going for them so might as well pitch some credit (due or undue...)
January 28th, 2005  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
on a different note. France has been banning curtain english sounding words from their language. I guess young people started calling weekends "le weekend". There is some language panel that decides these type of things to maintain the French culture. I guess the panel took offence to such words as "le weekend" and "e-mail" so they banned it.

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Fear of English pushed the government in France to act in the defense of French. To counteract the popularity of songs in English being broadcast on the radio, the government passed a law stating that at least 40 percent of the songs must be French. A similar law was passed about movies.
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The French government has passed a slew of laws since 1975 banning foreign words from advertising, official documents, scientific meetings and publications, radio and television. But they're powerless to stem the flow of English into the vernacular, diluting what the French call "La Belle Langue", the beautiful language...The Académie Française, the elite body established more than three centuries ago to maintain French language supremacy, has lobbied for years to keep linguistic imports out of common usage. But even while "le cash-flow," "le deal" and "le marketing" were banned from the latest edition of the Academie's official dictionary, "le dead-heat" and "le boom" slipped in. Often, it's because there's an English word where there's no French one.
SOURCE

all too amusing
January 28th, 2005  
EagleZtrike
 
 
Whever english began right probably England.

But Australian accents are great
January 28th, 2005  
OutcastHuman
 
I say Scottish they are just awesome.
January 28th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Le Weekend is just the right way to express the weekend in French. It's just what it's called.
January 28th, 2005  
Locke
 
 
lol thanks eaglestrike
i think we can cross USA< canada and Australia off the list.
USA because it is so culturally diverse and as a result other words are seeping into peoples lexicon
Canada because well, the whole "French Canada" means taht it isn't pure english
Australia because, well, struth cobber, we could never speek dem words good ever!!
im not sure abt the different cultures in the UK, tho i dont think England speaks the language the best.
im going to take a punt and say its either Ireland or Scotland