Fry's English Delight: Series Two

Version: Unabridged
Author: Stephen Fry
Narrator: Stephen Fry
Genres: Comedy, Radio Theatre
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
Published In: June 2010
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 1 hour, 55 minutes
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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.

Author Details

Author Details

Fry, Stephen

Stephen Fry is the author of four novels and has written the first volume of his autobiography, Moab is My Washpot. As an actor he has been in the films "Peter's Friends," and "Wilde" and played Jeeves in the TV show "Jeeves & Wooster,"