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Q.E.S. BECOMES A ZOMBIE

Posted by PEF Web-Mister on Wednesday, August 8, 2012,

In June the Queen's English Society announced that it was disbanding due to a lack of misanthropes. Two months later, it still exists. Why?

The QES hasn't corrected its previous announcement by its ex-chairman Rhea Williams, even though several British national newspapers reported the Society's apparent death. Maybe the QES's remaining members don't mind the bad publicity of being thought dead. Maybe they're incompetent. Whatever the reason, they had fooled us all!

But the QES'...

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END OF AN ERROR

Posted by PEF Web-Mister on Sunday, June 24, 2012,
The QES is gone, but the English language lives on

As reported on Language Log, the Queen's English Society has been disbanded. Don't worry, royalists: the Queen was not harmed. Now that her name is no longer associated with a shitty little club for misanthropes, I'm sure she can only prosper.

The QES had already closed its inept English Academy in November 2010 after much negative publicity and bad, punctuation. Our language seems to have survived well since then, even without its pompous poli...

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Q.E.S. ACADEMY PUT TO SLEEP

Posted by PEF Web-Mister on Saturday, May 7, 2011,

Happy news!
FOR ENGLISH - FOR YOUNGSTERS - FOR EVERYBODY
 
The Queen’s English Society closed their English Academy in November 2010 and deleted its educational content, leaving ours as the only credible academy that the English language any longer has.   The world is a strange place sometimes.

As of 2011, the remaining 4 academy members have set up an archive of their hilariously ill-informed, slang-fearing academy: the Academy of Contemporary English. But our newer and flashier Académie von ...

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