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A Plum In Your Mouth

AuthorAndrew Taylor

NarratorStephen Thorne

Duration7h 39m

CategoriesAdult Non-Fiction, General Non Fiction

PublisherChivers

VersionUnabridged

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By putting our differences and snobberies under a microscope, this audiobook explains many facts about us as a nation, exploring the development of language and our behaviour. Did you know that the court of Richard II spoke in broad Yorkshire? Why don't we speak like we did 40 years ago? Why is one perceived to be richer, taller - and more attractive - if one speaks the Queen's English? Do you ever suffer from an ''ell of an 'eadache'? Do you live in a 'nice hice'? Do you think of the word 'probably' as two syllables? Wherever you come from, however you sound, whether you like it or not, you have an accent. Andrew Taylor leads you through the history of British accents and how they developed, answering such age-old questions as why grandparents will always disapprove of the way we speak and debunking such myths as that Glaswegian developed because of badly fitting false teeth.

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