“The Best English is Ours”

By L.K. Cramb

First Published June 27, 1957An editorial in The Omaha Word Herald recently mentioned that a three-million-dollar British musical had to be withdrawn in this country because nobody could understand a word the star said. The editorial then went on to say that the explanation is simple, American English is purer than English English, and thus more widely understood, and then says that the purest English is spoken in the Middle West—in Nebraska and Iowa, particularly.I can testify to the fact that English spoken by many English people is very difficult to understand, and this is especially true of Australian English, and, of co...


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