British literature, music, cinema, art, theatre, comedy, media, television, philosophy, architecture and education are important aspects of British culture.
The United Kingdom is also prominent in science and technology, producing world-leading scientists (e.g. Sport is an important part of British culture; numerous sports originated in the country, including football.
Under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, the UK Government has committed to the promotion of certain linguistic traditions.
The United Kingdom has ratified the charter for: Welsh (in Wales), Scottish Gaelic and Scots (in Scotland), Cornish (in Cornwall), and Irish and Ulster Scots (in Northern Ireland).
The Gaelic Language (Scotland) Act, passed by the Scottish Parliament in 2005, recognised Gaelic as an official language of Scotland, commanding equal respect with English, and required the creation of a national plan for Gaelic to provide strategic direction for the development of the Gaelic language.
The Cornish language enjoys neither official recognition nor promotion by the state in Cornwall.
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Received Pronunciation is the accent of standard English in the UK, with speakers including the British Royal Family.
Brummie is the dialect of natives of Birmingham in the West Midlands of England: notable Brummies include rock musicians Ozzy Osbourne (and all of Black Sabbath), Jeff Lynne (ELO), and Rob Halford (Judas Priest).