17/11/2008

Stephen Fry on the English Language

Filed under: — Bravus @ 7:58 pm

I’ve talked before here about language and how it grows and develops, and the tension between correctness and usage.

This is the second half of an interview of Stephen Fry by Jonathan Ross, so it starts off a bit mid-stream, but once Stephen gets into his rant about the English language, it’s pure poetry.

(I’ve also written about my intellectual mancrush on Stephen Fry here before.)

2 responses to “Stephen Fry on the English Language”

  1. Mark says:

    Yeah, Stephen Fwy is weally delightful.

    But Jonathan Woss has such a speech impediment that this his announcement at the end weminds me of that bit from Life of Bwian where the Woman officers (not woman, Woman! from Wome!) can’t understand why the peasants are cwacking up at their pwonunciation. So, there is wong and wight. And wong is funnier. At least here: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=zPGb4STRfKw

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