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    Anonymous Guest

    Default dictionary of very formal and very british english?

    hi,

    i am truly amused by listening to expressions like "i am utterly devoted" (answer to the question to prince charles how he stands towards his mother) or "with utmost pleasure we are delighted to...", well you get the idea:

    i am looking for a list/ link/ book/ dictionary that teaches more about the british english at its formal and conservative best.

    any help, anybody?

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    If you find a good one, send it to this guy.

    FRC

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    supergrobi Guest

    Default bush and good english

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    If you find a good one, send it to this guy.

    FRC
    thanks for the tip will do so... won't help, anyway...

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    I honestly don't know of one. There are guides like Fowler, but that's just conservative about language. I'm afraid that few want to learn the Queen's English.

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