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Fry's English Delight : The Complete Series - by Stephen Fry (MP3-CD)

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Stephen Fry hosts four programmes on the joys of the English language - as heard on BBC Radio 4.

Current Puns Why does our language groan with the weight of puns? What exactly is a pun? And who, or what, is the Thief of Bad Gags?

Metaphor The English language is chock-full of maritime metaphors: ****** up, taken aback, chip on your shoulder, and show a leg. And, with the help of a Greek removals firm, we also find the origin of the word 'metaphor'.

Quotation The uses and misuses of quotations are revealed, and there is also a frank confession from a quotation compiler, which we cannot divulge here.

ClichéFeaturing sick parrots and the cliché crisis that affected the writing of Flaubert, Joyce, and Eliot, and helped shape modern language and culture.

Genre: Language + Art + Disciplines
Series Title: Fry's English Delight
Format: Mp3_cd
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Author: Stephen Fry
Language: English
Street Date: January 24, 2017
TCIN: 51996904
UPC: 9781536635058
Item Number (DPCI): 248-38-5866
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