Fry's English Delight - The Complete Series 2

Fry's English Delight - The Complete Series 2

by Stephen Fry

Audio MP3 on CD(MP3 on CD - Unabridged)

$9.99

Overview

A second BBC Radio 4 series of Stephen Fry's witty and incisive programmes looking at the oddities of the English language. Includes four 30-minute Radio 4 programmes presented by Stephen Fry indulging his delight in the English language.

So Wrong It's Right - Stephen Fry examines how 'wrong' English can become right English, such as more people use the word 'wireless' in a computer context than in a radio one. With help from a lexicographer, an educationalist a Times Sub Editor and a judge, Fry examines the way usage changes language.

Speaking Proper - Stephen Fry looks at the changes in what we used to call 'elocution'.

Hello - Stephen Fry offers a 'sweetie' in the form of an investigation into the planet's most universally understood word.

The Joy of Gibberish - Stephen Fry investigates the phenomenon of gibberish - what it is, why we write and speak and sing it, and why we enjoy it so much. Words like awaopbopbaloobop awop bam bam and Bill and Ben's contemporary sounding catchphrase: blogalog.

As heard on Radio 4 during in August 2009.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781536643220
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 01/24/2017
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)

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