Audible Plus

$7.95 a month

Try our newest plan – unlimited listening to select audiobooks, Audible Originals, and podcasts.
You will get an email reminder before your trial ends.
$7.95 a month after 30 day trial. Upgrade or cancel anytime.
  • Summary

  • National treasure and renowned wit Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language in these celebrated programmes.

    In each episode, Fry explores the oddities and celebrates the curiosities of the language we use. His love of words is indulged with infectious enthusiasm and intellectual curiosity at all times.

    From puns and metaphors to clichés and gibberish, this famously witty, incisive and engaging series explores the joys of the English language.

    ©2013 Stephen Fry (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
    Show more Show less
Episodes
  • Ep. 1: Rhetoric Rehabilitated

    Feb 20 2018
    It was once a noble oratorical art. Now, rhetoric means the misleading language of politicians and dictators. Stephen tries to restore its original meaning, with the help of three very different speeches.
    Show more Show less
    27 mins
  • Ep. 2: Spelling

    Feb 20 2018
    English spelling is famously irregular. As Stephen puts it: 'I before e except after c. Weird!' The history of spelling is strewn with attempts to simplify it. How did it get so difficult?
    Show more Show less
    27 mins
  • Ep. 3: Words Without End

    Feb 20 2018
    Have you been 'bangalored' at work? Bangalored is one of the many new words absorbed by English. Our lexicon is getting bigger and bigger. Will the growth of the language ever slow down?
    Show more Show less
    27 mins

What listeners say about Fry's English Delight (Series 6)

Average Customer Ratings

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.