Good day to you sirs. I felt compelled to discuss this concern after learning this morning that in Great Britain, there has been a decision made that will have terrible effects for years to come.
It is the death of 'Received Pronunciation'. Allow me to clarify. In future, RP will be phased out of public life, no longer will it be the voice of the speaking clock, no longer will it be tones on the automated self service checkout and instead it will be replaced with the dull tones of 'regional accents'.
This means that travel to large parts of England will be rendered impossible in future. There are parts of this great land that has accents more akin to Chechnyan than to English.
I always endeavour to use the 'Queen's English' often to much bemusement of the hoi-polloi whom themselves prefer to spit out the language rather than annunciate correctly.
I ask my American and Canadian friends to consider this question. If you ventured to your ancestral motherland and were greeted with "whatssup" as opposed to "How do you do?", would you too not feel remorse?
An accent is part of the gentleman's attire as much as hat. My physiology professor spoke with Swiftian wit delivered with the panache and aplomb of RP. I doubt I would have found him as intriguing if indeed he spoke with a Lancashire accent.
So, to every British man on this website. I implore thee, keep the flag flying for RP. Reinforced those 'H's and adopt your birthright to sound posh.