What does the Queen's English mean? ?

I read it in the dictionary but I didn't get it. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Germanic language brought over by the Saxons

    • Ian
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      1 month agoReport

      The Victorian poet and linguist William Barnes believed that the purest Anglo Saxon English was spoken in Dorset.

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  • 1 month ago

    The "best and most real" English. English comes in lots of varieties, but the King or Queen ARE England, and thus what they speak is the true English.  As a practical thing, it is a very formalized dialect, with strict following grammatical rules and well-defined lexicon (words that are to be employed).

    As a genera idea, it is "proper" English.  We Americans do not speak that English, at all.

    • Lili
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      1 month agoReport

      No,, it doesn't mean ":best and most real". It means ":the most elegant, educated, and upper-class English."

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  • 1 month ago

    That is standard English and how it is spoken.

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  • Kate
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    1 month ago

    It means the english spoken by the english and was the basis for the version of english taught and spoken .

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  • Laurie
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    1 month ago

    It means using the English language the was upper-class, educated people would use it.

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  • 1 month ago

    It is the English language used in Great Briton.

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  • 1 month ago

    The term "the Queen's English" is used when a queen is on the throne of England so you are right - at the moment it is Queen Elizabeth II. The term used whenever there is a king on the throne is "the King's English" but the English is the same it's only the name that changes.

    (Click link below for more information) :-

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/threads/62339-Q...

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  • 1 month ago

    It is the use of proper grammar as taught in universities and described in dictionaries the pronunciation is highly important .

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  • 1 month ago

    The original phrase was "the King's English", but since England currently has a Queen, it has been updated.

    The phrase refers, especially in England, to spoken or written English which is standard, characterized by grammatical correctness, proper usage of words and expressions, and (when spoken) formal British pronunciation. Example: "I wish Americans would learn the Queen's English".

    • How could this answer have tds?  It is entirely correct.  There  are  many regional dialects of English but no matter where they live, educated people speak the Queen's English.  At my school those arriving with regional dialects were given elocution lessons.

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  • 1 month ago

    Spoken properly (without a slack jaw)

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