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"R. 8." writes as follows "to the "Sydney Bulletin " :■—The new Oxford movement to purify the English language is to turn its attention first to "those natives of London and Essex who call a lady a lydy," and it is suggested that Australia should , be in.eluded. But who expects correct pronunciation of uneducated, book-ignor-ant, and therefore language-ignorant people? The "movement" might better begin moving at "Awxfud", and "Caimwidg," and after, it" has learned to march it should make for the West End and correct the shocking-, speech of the naicest people. Here is a, little list of West End errors:—"Naitchah for "nature"; "A" for "I";, "may dair" for "nay dear"; "whair" for "where"; "quayet" for "qxuet : j "sleep-ah" for "sleeper"; "whay" ' , for "why"; "wiah" for "wire"; "taime" for "time"; "plaice" for "place"; "gyerl" for "girl"; "mas!tah" for "master"; "happay" for ! "happy"; "umpiah" for "empire" ; "pur his yers" for "pull his ears".;, "tairecl" for "tired"; "chay-ar" for "chair"; "Injur",for "India";., "and-, jius'' ■ for.' i 'audience,; ;? \ *Heah•! Hefalij:'or:"Yert"Yer! wr for- "Hear! Hear!" They drop the terminal "g," too, and "rippin' " is used as an adjective implying merit; while the superlatives of "beauty" exhaust themselves in "Tophole—what?" The worst English on earth is spoken in London by the people who feel annoyed in Paris because their Kensington French cannot get it-self understood.

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Page 5 Advertisements Column 4, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8810, 5 March 1914

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Page 5 Advertisements Column 4 Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8810, 5 March 1914

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