In declaring that the King is the best speaker in the realm, whose broadcasts create loyalty, Mr Bernard Shaw declares: "If he (the King) delivered a single broadcast with an 'Oxford' accent his people would rise up that very day and proclaim a republic."
Not reahly? Oh Ai say! What priceless rot! Suahly such uttah nonsense can't be true? The King not speak ouah culchahed tongue? What, what? Whai? Ai've been to Oxford; but Ai do. Ai've spoken Oxford now foah quaite a whaile -- Ever since Ai achieved mai latest stayle. Ai mean to say -- these statements seem to me Quaite teeasonable, if you undahstand Mai meaning. And, bai jove! there seems to be A hint of something rathah undahhand In statements that this Shaw straives to uphold -- A rabid Bolshevik! So ai've been told. This fellah Shaw! Ai've nevah read his traipe, And never want to. Ballay lot of rot! Ai always hev dislaiked that common taipe Who sneer at culchah. Why the boundah's got The priceless nerve to claim that loyaltay Comes thro' rough speaking bai His Majestay! Would he infer Ai've wasted all mai taime, Giving mai accent just the propah ring, To learn that Royaltay has no such aim? By gad, sir! It's an insult to ouah King! Would Shaw infer that he has let us down? No! Definitely, no! The man's a clown!
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