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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (44 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Stephen Fry Narrator: Stephen Fry Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 L.a. Smith | 6/27/2013

    " Brilliant & funny. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mekerei | 12/7/2011

    " Interesting audio book about the English language "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georgesear | 11/30/2011

    " Discusses puns, gender, contradiction, metaphor, pronunciation, vocabulary, prevalence and history of the English language. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 6/9/2011

    " This was fun to listen to. 5 radio episodes of Stephen Fry talking about language, class and advertising. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 George | 6/2/2011

    " A nice book even if you decide to read that only (I really didn't care about the sequels). It's also funny sometimes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ou | 6/2/2011

    " Huge laugh, but somehow lacking in the plot... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 6/1/2011

    " Still utter genius, and likely always will be. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 He-who-must-not-be-named | 5/31/2011

    " Everyone go read this RIGHT NOW! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 5/30/2011

    " I had a good time reading this book, I don't think I have read anything that was so random in all my life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denis | 5/30/2011

    " Amazing. Pure humour in its unspoiled, virgin form. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie | 5/30/2011

    " It had it's moments, but for the most part, it annoyed me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keri | 5/30/2011

    " I always forget, Arthur Dent is a pain in the ass. "

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