Thursday, December 07, 2006

the Queen's English

Everybody knows that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II speaks proper English.

Well, a scientific study has shown that Her Majesty's English has changed over the years. But it is still Her English.

"In 1952 she would have been heard referring to 'thet men in the bleck het'. Now it would be 'that man in the black hat'.

"Similarly, she would have spoken of the citay and dutay, rather than citee and dutee, and hame rather than home In the 1950s she would have been lorst, but by the 1970s lost."

From - UK Telegraph of 5 December 2007

Next time she visits Australia, we will have to check out if she says 'Os-tray-lee-yah' or 'Ors-tray-lee-yah'.

See also another article also in the Telegraph.

The Queen in 1957 and 2000 (scientific analysis was made of her Christmas messages)

*for The Ongoing Barks of a Well Read Dog, check out Shamus (who is continuing Cammie's legacy)


I wasn't feeling too well this morning and didn't want to eat anything. I also went to curl up in my basket under the bed, so my human worried about me all day.

He was glad to see me greeting him when he returned home from work. I also ate a little bit.


Blogger jeterharris said...

deer keiser,
mi vizitor duzzen't speek da kweenz english ...
she speekz liverpooooliyun ... i think.
yer frend--jh

Friday, 08 December, 2006  

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