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Fry's English Delight - Call Me for a Quotation | [Stephen Fry]

Fry's English Delight - Call Me for a Quotation

Stephen Fry hosts this programme on the joys of the English language - as heard on BBC Radio 4. The uses and misuses of quotations are revealed, and there is also a frank confession from a quotation compiler, which we cannot divulge here.
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Stephen Fry hosts this programme on the joys of the English language - as heard on BBC Radio 4. The uses and misuses of quotations are revealed, and there is also a frank confession from a quotation compiler, which we cannot divulge here.

©2008 Testbed Audio Ltd; (P)2009 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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  • Tim
    High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
    3/5/11
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    "The Title Rings True- Fry hits the Right Notes 3"

    Unlike ?QI: Advanced Banter?, this section is not just a long list of quotes but more an exploration of their nature (although it does include some good ones - e.g. 'Pretentious? Moi??' by Miss Piggy). Fry explores the meme-like nature of quotes & their nature, before looking into some users of quotes (such as Politicians & Celebrities). There is also a section on the institution that is ?Colemanballs? - tawdry, cliched & incongruent quotations made by Football commentators.

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