Putting the Accent On Prejudice

She’s hot on the heels of Beth Rigby at Sky the Home Secretary for God’s sake! Can’t someone give these people elocution lessons? I fear that it may be aped by youngsters along the lines of the use of the moronic interrogative originally caused by “Neighbours”; on behalf of the English Language…..Help!

You’ve got to make sure you have good diction, you’ve got to make sure you’re clear, that you’re speaking good English … The more people don’t lose their accents, the more commonplace it will be to hear accents across a range of careers in, for example, universities, the legal profession or in broadcasting … That way we’d see regional accent discrimination become a thing of the past. Accents shouldn’t be a stick which is used to beat people with — anyone from any walk of life can achieve whatever they want, regardless of what accent they have. Be proud of your accent — it says a lot about you and your heritage.

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