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Fry's English Delight: Series 2

(Fry's English Delight #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  157 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
Audio CD, 2 pages
Published June 15th 2010 by BBC Audiobooks
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Jason Koivu
Aug 14, 2015 rated it liked it
I'm a big PG Wodehouse fan and his Jeeves & Wooster series is my favorite of the many...lord have mercy!...the many books he wrote over a long career. There have been numerous attempts to turn Wodehouse's work into tv shows and pretty much all have failed, at least on some level. The best attempt was a version of Jeeves & Wooster starring Hugh Laurie of "House" and his long time comedy partner, Stephen Fry. Fry's Jeeves is spot on.


It's for this reason and many of his other great perform
Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Вторая часть (или правильнее будет сказать «сезон»?) показалась более продуманной и интересной. Речь идет уже не о таких явлениях, как метафоры и применение цитат в повседневности, тут обсуждаются вещи посерьезнее.

So Wrong It’s Right. Кто определяет нормы языка, почему часто получается, что бывшее вчера «неправильным», сегодня стало правилом. Язык не стоит на месте, а постоянно развивается. И я тоже do angry all the time.
Speaking Proper. Вот тут раскрывается целый пласт этого proper, в первую о
Jul 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was two CDs, which my son and I listened to on a recent trip. We were amused and (somewhat) educated.The first CD is the better of the two.

I believe these are from a radio show, and when one has a certain amount of time to fill, fill it one does - even if one occasionally does not have all that much to say.
Lauren Kogan
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Love Stephen Fry in all his forms!
Apr 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
If you like to read you probably like words and that's what this whole series is about. My favorite episode is about only one word "hello" what a word so many meanings and we use it all the time.
Pamela Scott

I enjoyed listening to this series.

I found this podcast amusing and entertaining and not what I expected. I thought it would be all about Fry being snooty and berating how much the modern world has ruined the English Language. That’s not what I got at all.

I liked the structure of the show, how Fry charts different facets of the English Language through history using interesting examples and with a little help from experts including linguists. I am a big fa
Drew Weatherton
Oct 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
This series is a lot of fun, plus I learned some things about language and specifically the English language.
Sep 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
hmmmmm. tastes good
Lilly Wood
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! I giggled more than the first series.
Mar 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Clever fun with language.
May 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio
Все части хорошо соблюдают баланс забавного и познавательного, у Фрая чудесный баритон: две недели с радостью каталась на автобусах и ходила на филфак через мост пешком, чтобы дослушать.
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, i-own
These are SOOO esoteric, but I love them. It reminds me of those old BBC radio shows like My Word.
Split infinitives… omg we had a law lecturer who would rage about them and I confess, I barely understood what he meant. The best example is the one they use here: to boldly go. Thanks, Star Trek.
Elocution and speaking proper… personally, when I get drunk I sound more English than Australian.
Hello… yes, where does it come from? Are we all shouting at our hounds?
And gibberish. I’m more for Cab Callow
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Stephen John Fry is an English comedian, writer, actor, humourist, novelist, poet, columnist, filmmaker, television personality and technophile. As one half of the Fry and Laurie double act with his comedy partner, Hugh Laurie, he has appeared in A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Jeeves and Wooster. He is also famous for his roles in Blackadder and Wilde, and as the host of QI. In addition to writing fo ...more

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