Social Saturdays’ posts look at the social side of language. After all, language isn’t just a way to communicate, it is communication.
You may have noticed that I – and others – refer to R.P. when discussing accents.
What is it? What does it stand for? Where did it come from? Why isn’t it named after where it comes from, like other accents?
R.P. stands for Received Pronunciation. It’s meant to be the “standard accent” of British people. Continue reading