Southern British English
the dialect of spoken English regarded as standard in England and considered as having high social status in comparison with other British English dialects. Historically, it is derived from the S East Midland dialect of Middle EnglishAbbreviation: SBE See also Received Pronunciation
The Longest English WordsThese words are unpronounceable, unreadable, and for most of us unusable ... but that doesn't mean we don't want to know what they are!
The Oldest Abbreviations In EnglishIn the age of LOL, WTF, and OMG, abbreviations are often looked at as a sign of the coming apocalypse. (Spoiler: LOL, WTF, and OMG are not the oldest abbreviations in English—you're shocked, we know.)
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