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Stephen Fry explores the highways and byways of the English language in these four programmes, as heard on BBC Radio 4.
The Trial of Qwerty'
The ‘Qwerty’ keyboard faces charges of conspiracy to obstruct the English language. But who was Mr. Qwerty?
He Said, She Said
Do men and women really say what they mean? Also Stephen investigates sex, domination, gender, power, and sex changes (as only he can).
Accentuate the Negative
We discover than ‘no’ can mean ‘yes’. And why you should never mess with Mr In Between...
Stephen looks to the future with some predictions. Will robots be able to read novels? How much will our computers be able to understand us? Will English rule - or change? And then there’s a question about a duck...