Fry's English Delight : Fry's English Delight

  • von Stephen Fry
  • Sprecher: Stephen Fry
  • Serie: Fry's English Delight
  • 1 Std. 43 Min.
  • Radio/TV

Beschreibung

Stephen Fry hosts four programmes on the joys of the English language - as heard on BBC Radio 4. Current Puns
Why does our language groan with the weight of puns? What exactly is a pun? And who, or what, is the Thief of Bad Gags?Metaphor
The English language is chock-full of maritime metaphors: cock up, taken aback, chip on your shoulder, and show a leg. And, with the help of a Greek removals firm, we also find the origin of the word 'metaphor'. Quotation
The uses and misuses of quotations are revealed, and there is also a frank confession from a quotation compiler, which we cannot divulge here.Cliché
Featuring sick parrots and the cliché crisis that affected the writing of Flaubert, Joyce, and Eliot, and helped shape modern language and culture.

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As with everything by Stephen Fry English Delight is a pleasure from Start to Finish.
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- Carol

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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 01.07.2009
  • Verlag: Audible Studios