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    DescriptionStephen 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: cock 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. "Cliche": featuring sick parrots and the cliche crisis that affected the writing of Flaubert, Joyce and Eliot, and helped shape modern language and culture. '...this four-programme set is an utter delight and quite fascinating' - "South Wales Argus".


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    Title
    Fry's English Delight
    Authors and contributors
    Read by Stephen Fry
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 142 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408409602
    ISBN 10: 1408409607
    Classifications

    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T13.0
    BIC subject category V2: APW
    Libri: ENGL3010
    BIC subject category V2: WH, CF, WHL
    Libri: ENGM1090, HOER2010, HOER2064
    BIC E4L: HUM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51500
    DC22: 791.4475
    BISAC V2.8: LAN000000, PER008000
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB, CBX
    BISAC V2.8: HUM000000
    Publisher
    AudioGO Limited
    Imprint name
    BBC Audiobooks Ltd
    Publication date
    04 June 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Bath