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This episode is part of a second BBC Radio 4 series of Stephen Fry's witty and incisive programmes looking at the oddities of the English language.

Hello! Stephen Fry says goodbye for the time being with a programme about Hello, and how it came to be one of the world’s favourite words. As heard on Radio 4 during in August 2009.

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"[E]ntertaining and surprisingly intelligent." (The Observer)

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  • Tim
  • 03-05-11

Unsurpassed Audio Entertainment Part 3

Like section 1), this isn't quite as brilliant as series one, but still interesting. Here the origins of the word 'Hello' are explored, including all the different greetings that can be used in English & how they can be used in a myriad of different ways.
Naturally it includes Leslie Phillips classic 'Hello' from the Carry On films, as well as Cabin Crew whose job consists of saying 'Hello' approximately 1/2 a million times in their careers!


P.S. See 'Fry's English Delight Complete Series 2' if you want to see the review of the full product.