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That's a question for the Editor. Tdol...?
I've never noticed "RP" and wouldn't have had a clue what it meant without it being included in the acronyms.
I'm afraid that I haven't, in the past, personally used "received" in this context. I might have used "perceived" in a similar situation, but there's a subtle difference in nuances between the two.
The Free Dictionary, particularly the Thesaurus section, has a very good definition of "received" in this context.
received - definition of received by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia. :
received - conforming to the established language usage of educated native speakers; "standard English" (American); "received standard English is sometimes called the King's English" (British)
PS There may also be a subtle nuance difference between BrE and KE!
I just used "PM" in a post and thought this one could be added too. I'm not sure if it's not going to cause problems though. Prime Ministers may have trouble introducing themselves to us.
Maybe, but it does run a direct risk of ambiguity, like COD.
Tdol, did you see this: http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/su...8715-cane.html