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Estuary English

Estuary English is the form of the English language common in the South-East of England, especially along the river Thames and its estuary. It is a hybrid of Received Pronunciation and a number of South Eastern accents, particularly from the London and Essex area. Some people think it will eventually replace Received Pronunciation as the Standard English pronunciation.

Estuary shares the following features with Cockney pronunciation:

Estuary English uses words from American and Australian, and respects the standard grammar used by RP speakers. It is popular in English society because it helps to neutralize social differences.

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