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Fry's English Delight written by Stephen Fry performed by Stephen Fry on CD (Abridged)

Fry's English Delight written by Stephen Fry performed by Stephen Fry on CD (Abridged)
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ISBN:  9781408409602
Genre - Main:  Non-Fiction
Genre - Specific:  Language
Duration:  100 mins
Length:  Abridged
Author:  Stephen Fry
Narrator 1:  Stephen Fry

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A Genius Performance by Stephen Fry!

"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. "Cliche": featuring sick parrots and the cliche crisis that affected the writing of Flaubert, Joyce and Eliot, and helped shape modern language and culture.

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