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Here in the UK we speak "the queen's English". So what the heck do they speak in America? Would it be "the president's English"?

"Independent, unadulterated English"!
I remember a while ago, one of the US presidents visiting a school. He bent down, before the cameras, and told a schoolboy he had made a spelling mistake: "You forgot the 'e' in 'potatoe'".

At least he didn't make us change the way we pronounce the vowels in "banana" (Br: "bahhhnarrrnarrr") in order to sound "more French" (WTF??), with threats of death for noncompliance!!
Someone over the Atlantic should buy a dictionary!

And send it to your Mother.
} Here in the UK we speak "the queen's English". So what the heck do they } speak in America? ... America, where some two-thirds of the native speakers reside, it's just English. A modifier is only needed for minority varieties.

Hear, hear! You tell 'em, RJ!
I suggest that you do not remember that at all. He wasn't a US President, he didn't bend down, and he made fewer mistakes than you have.

YOU'RE RIGHT! He WASN'T a president! And he wasn't no dumber than Strateegery anyways! Plus, there IS an "e" in "potatoes", just as "ho" becomes "hoes".
That's pretty funny. Stick around and see if you can contribute something here.

He just jealous, RJ, because only 300MB peeps can live in the only place in the cosmos worth living in, and HE ain't one of 'em! I guess he'll have to settle for aristocracy. Oh well...at least he ain't in Bombs Over Baghdad!
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Here in the UK we speak "the queen's English". So what the heck do they speak in America? Would it be "the president's English"?

GOD FORBID!

Now THAT'S funny! See? It's possible to be humourous wit'OUT being an arsehole, unlike the OP was like being.
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I think it was VP candidate Dan Quayle, on a campaign stop somewhere in Indiana. (That was his home state, I believe.)
Speaking for myself, I think my worry about how I looked on TV would outweigh any brain activity concerning what I might be saying. I suffer tremendously from "mike fright".
Here in the UK we speak "the queen's English". So ... made a spelling mistake: "You forgot the 'e' in 'potatoe'".

He didn't bend down, he tripped over the stump of a cherry tree.

And didn't lie afterwards.
Mike.
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Here in the UK we speak "the queen's English". So what the heck do they speak in America? Would it be "the president's English"?

Just "English". Or "good English". Although it is pretty much only used negatively: "That's not good English." Whereas you have ... exchange: "What abominable language! Don't you know the Queen's English?" "Well, of course she is. Otherwise she couldn't be Queen."

Ah, you mean Frau Sachs-Coburg of the House of Hanover?
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Just "English". Or "good English". Although it is pretty much ... "Well, of course she is. Otherwise she couldn't be Queen."

Ah, you mean Frau Sachs-Coburg of the House of Hanover?

Shirley that would be Frau Battenberg.

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Here in the UK we speak "the queen's English".

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And he it was Vice President Dan Quayle was holding a card ... have reacted just as he did under the same circumstances.

I think it was VP candidate Dan Quayle, on a campaign stop somewhere in Indiana. (That was his home state, I believe.)

You must be thinking of one of his other gaffes. It happened June 15, 1992, so it was *Vice-President* Quayle during the Bush-Clinton contest, and it was at Munoz Rivera School in Trenton, New Jersey. Here's a fairly long report:
http://www.capitalcentury.com/1992.html
What I can't find is a video clip of the event. People say it was shown on TV, but I guess it was prehistory Internet-wise.

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