Fry’s English Delight

Really enjoying listening to the latest series of Stephen Fry’s English Delight on Radio 4, Wednesday mornings at 9am.

He explores the highways and byways of the English language and has a knack of  making certain things ‘fascinating’ which maybe we wouldn’t normally consider ‘fascinating’.

So far he’s talked about the ‘Qwerty’ keyboard, ‘do men and women really use language differently?’, and how, when we sometimes say ‘no’ we really mean ‘yes’, i.e. the art of contradiction.

It just makes me realise that, although we speak English everyday, how much of what we say, and how we say it, do we take for granted.

As a copywriter and web content writer I think about the English Language ‘words’ everyday and how best to put them together.  Stephen Fry takes it to a completely different level.

Don’t miss next week’s programme – what will English be like in 200 years time?

So this is not scientific at all. But in a couple of hours there have been more than 2000 replies and overwhelmingly they say @RoryStewartUK won the #C4Debate

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.@RoryStewartUK again absolutely kills the others by actually sounding as though he is fallible. Whether it is sincere or a performance it is working. @sajidjavid also sounds human by talking about getting things wrong as a dad #c4debate

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