King's English


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King's English

n.
Standard English in England.
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King's English

n
(esp when the sovereign is male) standard Southern British English
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king's′ Eng′lish


n.
standard, educated, or correct English speech or usage, esp. of England.
Also called, when a queen is sovereign, queen's English.
[1545–55]
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Noun1.King's English - English as spoken by educated persons in southern England
English, English language - an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
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References in classic literature ?
I have translated it here, not in verse (of which I have no skill) but at least in the king's English.
If you are going to write about Thailand, you need to make sure Americans and Brits are interested since only 27.16 percent of Thais can understand the King's English. Less than 20 percent of all Indonesians could read Mourdoukoutas's wisdom.
But Manny has a bigger challenge to use the King's English at Oxford and Cambridge.
A child asking God to bless Mommy and Daddy is honored by God as much as a 10-minute prayer in the King's English. Prayers can include petitions for aid, words of praise, or just how we are feeling.
The nook, which has 48 seats in a dining room attached to THE KING'S ENGLISH with seating for another 60 to 70 outside, was a good fit for the PAGO RESTAURANT GROUP'S next venture, said Wendy Evans, Scott's sister and another co-owner in the restaurant group.
This year, on May 2, the celebration of the indie bookstore goes national with Independent Bookstore Day--and such institutions as Book Soup (L.A.) and The King's English Bookshop (Salt Lake City) hosting readings, throwing parties, and selling books and gifts made especially for (and only for) that day.
The Pope's English after all cannot compare with, say, the King's English.
He also stressed details such as developing command of "the king's English.'' There are many more good writers out there than there are public speakers, he said.
(3) Any scholar concerned with religious drama must turn to John King's English Reformation Literature and Paul Whitfield White's Theatre and Reformation: Protestantism, Patronage, and Playing in Tudor England, and considerations of court performances necessarily engage with work like Greg Walker's Plays of Persuasion: Drama and Politics at the Court of Henry VIII and The Politics of Performance in Early Renaissance Drama.
Set in a hedge school in Ballybeg, in Ireland in 1833, Translations sets the scene for the appearance of members of the British Army, who have been tasked to translate place names in the area from ancient Irish Gaelic to the King's English.
With Oliver Cromwell leading the country and the king himself beheaded, the King's English was in jeopardy.