Remember that classic TV ad in which a Sloane Ranger is trying to talk cock-er-nee?
‘The wort-a in Ma-jorc-a don’t taste like what it oughta.’
For years people have taken elocution lessons to improve their diction and, hopefully, their social standing. But now it seems the roles are being reversed and that cut-glass upper class accents are out.
Kate Middleton used a voice coach to help with her wedding vows and the PM’s wife, Samantha Cameron (whose lineage can be traced back to Charles II), is reportedly having lessons to help give her the ‘common touch’.
I reckon you should save the money, Sam. Just watch EastEnders!