changing one's accent from posh to a little less posh

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Tue Dec 5 19:54:16 UTC 2006

RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:
> By the way, no one has yet taken notice of the article in the press today
> about the phonetics professor in Munich who has been studying the accent of the
> present Queen of England (the one who is not bald) by looking at recordings of
> her formal speeches made over the past 50 years. It appears that Queen
> Elizabeth II has become much more demotic in her accent over the years.

I remember this being reported, with a bit more fanfare, some 4 years
ago, perhaps on the occasion of her Jubilee.

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