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Queen’s English (The)


Dean Alford wrote a small book on this subject, whence has arisen three or four phrases, such as “clipping the Queen’s English,” “murdering the Queen’s English,” etc. Queen’s English means grammatical English.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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