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Stephen Fry discusses his new five-part BBC series at the Apple Store, Covent Garden in London. Fry's Planet Word is an exploration of language in all its forms: from cutting edge linguistic research to the glories of world literature. The series travels the globe as Fry takes viewers on a journey through the thousands of years since man first mastered speech to the cyber world of today with its html, codes and texting.

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Stephen Fry discusses his new five-part BBC series at the Apple Store, Covent Garden in London. Fry's Planet Word is an exploration of language in all its forms: from cutting edge linguistic research to the glories of world literature. The series travels the globe as Fry takes viewers on a journey through the thousands of years since man first mastered speech to the cyber world of today with its html, codes and texting.

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4.1 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Albaroo ,

Language , eve of destruction

Well done mr Fry ,great to hear you explain the backwards expression of English I have tried to demonstrate this to friends but your way of saying it was simply clear , one thing about language I would like to see taken on and changed is the terrible way our new digital age is twisting language , not only text abbreviations but this senseless way our geniuses in digital communication can’t even fit a title on an object ie: TV guides radio , websites podcasts etc . I wish someone would take on this to say enough stupidity all the so called state of the art tv when you want to see what’s on and all you can get is the late movie The A...... where do we fix the abomination of language communication? Take it on Ian’s what an uprising (media wise ) it would begin !
So maybe if you find yourself in a bloc while talking? Please it is driving us all to the wall to see intelligence wrapped in wasted idiocy! Wasted digits,
Waiting for your next podcast , I love the perfect way you use Complete words to make complete sentences something that is threatened with extinction ! Please don’t stop . Don’t let the drongoes with the keyboards win our children will be grateful, (wether they know it or not ! 🙏🏼 hoping someone reads this , the protest has to start somewhere!
Thank you,
Albaroo
Australia!

Bridget55555 ,

Fantastic!

The most interesting podcast I've heard. Very engaging and insightful!

GVT ,

Splendid!

Always a pleasure to marinate in Mr. Fry's intelligence.

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