Before that date, there were many accents in both Britain and the colonies. There still are.
Originally Posted by britdam007
Accents, and grammar, on both sides of the Atlantic have changed since then.
What made you people change the British English to American post 1776?
A number of British accents are heard throughout the United Kingdom.
I mean the British accent is absolut
ely fine and it is used thoughout the UK
That is just your opinion. In any case, there are many accents within England itself.
and amongst various accents and dialects in UK the English accent is the finest of all,
That is just one accent among many. Because it happened to be the accent of many people in positions of power when the BBC started broadcasting, it became the accent with the most prestige for many years.
the one that we know as Received Pronunci
ation or BBC English.
Why on earth should Americans copy one English dialect? Even within the United Kingdom it is a minority dialect.
Why did not America follow the RP or BBC English?
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