Why does English sound arrogantly sometimes?
Especially Brittish English
- Anonymous3 weeks ago
Are you asking about the accent or the choice of words?
- Chi girlLv 74 weeks ago
You mean it sounds arrogant. I would never say British English sounds arrogant. It just sounds different.
- LiliLv 74 weeks ago
An accent associated with the upper classes in any language may sound arrogant, but only because of the association, not because a speaker with that accent actually IS arrogant. He or she may be but not necessarily.
British English comprises many accents, not merely Received Pronunciation, which is most often associated with the affluent and educated.
- AggyLv 74 weeks ago
When I was at school in England more than 50 years ago I was discussing with my teacher which subjects I wanted to study at A level. I said I wanted to do french. He looked aghast and said "Whatever for? Once you have learnt to read a menu the rest of French is pointless".
As I have got older the wisdom of those words has become ever more apparent. (See P.K. Duck's answer to this question).
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- bluebellbkkLv 71 month ago
People may behave arrogantly, but we can't say that a language 'sounds' arrogantly. We say that "it sounds arrogant".
However, it's not the language that sounds 'arrogant'. It's some of its speakers. There are arrogant people in every country of the world, and they sound arrogant whatever language they speak - it's not some special feature of English.
- Philip K. DuckLv 71 month ago
Because it's the language that half the world speaks, and the other half needs to learn.
I suggest you learn to speak English, and not make a dog's breakfast of it, as you have here.
Arrogant enough for you ?
- Mike GLv 71 month ago
Why do you use an adverb incorrectly?
- LudwigLv 61 month ago
I do it to annoy people.