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Re: Received Pronunciation
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1186  Tuesday, 30 April 2002

From:           Peter M. McCluskey <
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Date:           Monday, 29 Apr 2002 09:46:35 -0500
Subject:        Accents

I too have wondered what the initials RP stand for, finally settling
upon "Right Proper."  The truth is more prosaic: it's "Received
Pronunciation."

(source: http://www.ic.arizona.edu/~lsp/RPEnglish.html

Cheers,
'Enry 'Iggins

Peter M. McCluskey
English Department, Middle Tennessee State University

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