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On 03/12/2014 05:33 AM, Tom Fine wrote:
> Perhaps in a tiny land mass like the UK they can strive
> for a uniform English,

I think they've given up on that. Current BBC practice for some time has 
been to de-emphasize RP in favo(u)r of letting regional accents have 
their say, especially in the BBC local radio stations. Everything from 
Welsh to Yorkshire to that unintelligible garble of swallowed consonants 
and one single vowel (transforming "really good" into "rilly gid") known 
as Estuary.

At least in national broadcast media, America is far more uniform than 
Britain at the moment.

Michael Shoshani
Chicago