from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The variety of English that is generally acknowledged as the model for the speech and writing of educated speakers, especially when contrasted with speech varieties that are limited to or characteristic of a certain region or social group.
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- proper noun linguistics The
English languageas it is spoken and written by educated native users.
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That's why we humans had to agree to become monolingual as a condition to Milieu acceptance, and Standard English won hands down.