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BBC English

Formal, proper English, as would be spoken on the BBC (the British Broadcasting Corporation). Just so you know, the professor talks in that BBC English, so you might have a hard time understanding him. And he might not get your slang either.
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Controller of BBC English Regions, David Holdsworth said: "This information provides our audience with an economic MOT, helping them understand how strong their local areas are.
So I'm trying too too hard to speak without mistake, sounding totally like polite, proper BBC English, not yankee crude, "ya" this, "gonna" that, always opening bigmouth and talking through nose.
Moreover, Mugglestone will bring her study into the twentieth century by discussing the legacy of "talking proper"--the contemporary notions of "received pronunciation," 'talking without an accent,' and even BBC English (6).
He said: "If Plaid Cymru want [the Welsh language] to be protected, I should think people speaking with [a] BBC English accent might feel the same way from protection from Welsh nationalists poking fun at them.
Controller of BBC English Regions David Holdsworth, said: "It is hugely prestigious to receive a British Plaque Trust Blue Plaque.
Chris, who presents a Saturday evening show on BBC Newcastle and BBC Tees, told the publicists of the series (produced by BBC English Regions and BBC Learning as part of the #LoveToRead season): "It's been a challenge, interviewing authors and literary heavyweights.
According to Freedom of Information responses to the BBC English Regions data journalism team, Merseyside lost 355 paid library staff between 2010-15 with Wirral and Liverpool losing the most, 99 and 97 respectively.
Just six months earlier in March 2010, journalists on the BBC teatime news programme had complained to BBC English regions controller David Holdsworth that staff had been 'systematically bullied.' An independent inquiry undertaken by Leek-based Developing People later said there had been no bullying at Midlands Today.
"Before I came to England I assumed English was a very stiff language and that everyone spoke BBC English, so it was a surprise to hear all the variations being spoken - it's a much freer language, which has helped me in my writing and use of language.
The survey by BBC English Regions suggested that almost one in ten of the workforce in some councils could be vulnerable as authorities are forced to cut back.
Claire McArthur, editorial manager for BBC English Regions New Media, said: "The reporters will be providing content for their local website and for production." To find out more, visit www.bbc.co.uk.blast.
The Islamic Republic added to the crackdown last week by warning the BBC English language bureau in Tehran against giving any aid to BBC Persian.
Prime Minister Gordon Brown, former Tory Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind and Lib-Dem leader Menzies Campbell are all accused of dropping Rs and "ironing out" vowels to sound like BBC English.
Today, we seem to have gone past the obsession with Oxford English, BBC English and Received Pronunciation.
Imagine what you'd have thought of Fill Yer Boots if it had been presented in BBC English and featured persons who did not act - 1990s style - as though `it's all a bit of a larf'.