Author(s): Osbert Lancaster
Nancy Mitford's article, "The English Aristocracy", sparked off a public debate in an England, which, until its publication in 1955, had been blissfully unconscious of the phenomenon of "Upper-Class English Usage" and its implications. This volume records the ensuing discussions.
Note. Contents. Introductionto be announced:. Alan S. C. Ross: U and Non-U: an essay on sociological linguistics. Nancy Mitford: The English Aristocracy. Evelyn Waugh: An Open Letter to the Honourable Mrs. Peter Rodd (Nancy Mitford) on a Very Serious Subject. 'Strix': Posh Lingo. Christopher Sykes: What U-Future?. John Betjeman: How to Get On in Society