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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.)

You must be thinking of one of his other gaffes. It happened June 15, 1992, so it was *Vice-President* Quayle ... a video clip of the event. People say it was shown on TV, but I guess it was prehistory Internet-wise.

OK, my gaffe on the place and time. Hmm, that pretty well makes my whole post redundant.
Here in the UK we speak "the queen's English".

Effeminate?

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

She gets royalties?
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Here in the UK we speak "the queen's English".

She gets royalties?

That would be Prince Philip, wouldn't it?

rzed
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."

And the doctor's sulky.

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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.)

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

And a reallocation of responsibilities at
http://www.rightgrrl.com/carolyn/potatoe.html
"So now we have the person/people who created the cards, the people who checked the cards, the people around Dan Quayle, as well as the onlookers at the time - all who missed the spelling error. "
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.

Doubtless some TV company has the copyright on the clip and only rents it out for big bucks.
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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?

If Anthony Hopkins and Rupert Murdoch and Arnie and Herr Kissinger are American, then the Queen's English.

John Dean
Oxford
"What abominable language! Don't you know the Queen's English?" "Well, of course she is. Otherwise she couldn't be Queen."

Not so. (The latter clause, that is. I have no dispute with the former.) There are only sixty people who would have to die suddenly and simultaneously and the next Queen of England would be a Norwegian. She would also be the Queen of Norway at that point, of course; and she is currently five months old.
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"What abominable language! Don't you know the Queen's English?" "Well, of course she is. Otherwise she couldn't be Queen."

Not so. (The latter clause, that is. I have no dispute with the former.) There are only sixty people who ... She would also be the Queen of Norway at that point, of course; and she is currently five months old.

You can take this back two generations - only 58 people have to die for there to be a Norwegian on the throne of England - he's currently King of Norway.

David
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