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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 21, No. 10. August 6, 1958

Kiwi Kensingtonian Finds B.B.C Non-U

Kiwi Kensingtonian Finds B.B.C Non-U

"There has been a tendency to pay excessive regard to the particular kind of speech used by the B.B.C. but the attitude of educationists today is that children should be taught to speak clearly, pleasantly and courteously in the natural correct style. He said children should not be taught to speak with a plum in the mouth or in a way that was unnatural to them. I do not believe in adopting the dialect of another country. People should try to improve the New Zealand way of speaking but not with affectation. Members of the Royal Family spoke very well and this provided a good model for the New Zealand way of speaking."

—Mr. Bradley, Senior Inspector of Primary Schools in Southland: "Standard", 23 6 /1958.