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Oxford English

Posted by James Briggs on April 10, 2003

In Reply to: Oxford English posted by AA on April 10, 2003

: Some people say Oxford English is the most standard English. Is that right? What is Oxford English after all?

This used to be the term for 'proper' English in the UK - people at Oxford University were supposed to speak the best English of all. This is no longer true. Most regional accents are now acceptable - some almost desirable. Today, however, if you need to define one type of UK English as the 'best', then perhaps 'BBC English' would be the chosen term.