A Twitter thread on the origins of ‘BBC English’ And that’s why we (English-speakers in Ireland and Britain alike) say ‘garage’ to rhyme with ‘carriage’ rather than ‘barrage’. See also: the related concept of Received Pronunciation. #link You were reading A Twitter thread on the origins of ‘BBC English’, a link posted with comment by MacDara Conroy. It is filed under Words and was published in October 2017. If you liked what you read here, you can follow this site on Twitter @MacDaraBlogs or via reader feed, and find many more entries in the Archive. Tags: English, history, language Share this entry on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook or Google+, or by email.