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King's English   /kɪŋz ˈɪŋglɪʃ/   Listen
King's English

English as spoken by educated persons in southern England.  Synonym: Queen's English.

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"King's English" Quotes from Famous Books

... or embrace: to clip and cling. To clip the coin; to diminish the current coin. To clip the king's English; to be unable ...
— 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue • Captain Grose et al.

... red with cryin'. And Lady Rockminster's a-comin, and we're goin to 'ave a drive in the Park. And when Lady Rockminster made her appearance, there was not a trace of tears or vexation on Lady Clavering's face, but she was full of spirits, and bounced out with her blunders and talk, and murdered the king's English, with the utmost liveliness and ...
— The History of Pendennis, Vol. 2 - His Fortunes and Misfortunes, His Friends and His Greatest Enemy • William Makepeace Thackeray

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