Fry's English Delight: Series Three (2010) (Audio CD, MP3)
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This is a third collection of four radio programs on the use of language bought to you from the king of the spoken word. It includes the following episodes:He Said, She Said: do men and women use English differently?Accentuate the Negative: on the use of contradiction; andThe Future of English: what will it sound like a century from now?
About the Author
Stephen Fry is a celebrated British actor, novelist, journalist, presenter, intellectual and wit. He has produced four novels and two volumes of autobiography, and has written for radio shows and TV. His TV credits include Jeeves and Wooster and Blackadder, and he hosted the BBC TV series QI. His readings of the Harry Potter books have won him huge acclaim and several awards.
Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language in these four programmes
- 'The Trial of Qwerty' - The 'Qwerty' keyboard faces charges of conspiracy to obstruct the English language. But who was Mr Qwerty?
- 'He Said, She Said' - Do men and women really say what they mean? Also Stephen investigates sex, domination, gender, power, and sex changes (as only he can).
- 'Accentuate the Negative' - We discover that 'no' can mean 'yes'. And why you should never mess with Mr In Between...
- 'Future Conditional' - Stephen looks to the future with some predictions. Will robots be able to read novels? How much will our computers be able to understand us? Will English rule - or change? And then there's a question about a duck...
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