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Comment Re:Stay classy! (Score 2) 191

I read the rather more sinister implication into the statement that he would have been permanently "disappeared".

When it comes to leaks, it's all a matter of perspective, one that Yes Minister got down pat: "That's another of those irregular verbs, isn't it? I give confidential press briefings; you leak; he's being charged under section 2A of the Official Secrets Act."

Comment Re:Context (Score 1) 448

Exactly my point - RP is not regional. The raison d'etre of RP was to strip out the regional cues that gave away where someone grew up.

There's more to the South than the west country and London. Huge swathes of the south east, such as the home counties, have had their regional accents replaced by RP.

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