History of the British Accent

History of the British Accent

In 1834, the British Poor Laws were created to regulate the lives of the poor. The rich upper-classes thought they could manage society in such a way as to eradicate poverty. But to do so they would have to establish themselves as “the elite.” They had to separate themselves from the poor by giving themselves a separate dialect of the english language from the rest of society. The modern day result of that is astonishing.