Thursday, 8 January 2009

Fry It Up

"Do they ever yoke impossible words together for the sound-sex of it?"

Ace, ace, ace. Stephen Fry's new Podgram is all about Language.

"Use it, use it, if you've got it, use it. Don't be afraid of it, don't believe it belongs to anyone else. Just let the words fly from your lips and your pen. Give them rhythm and depth and height and silliness. Give them filth and form and noble stupidity. Words are free, and all words - light and frothy, firm and sculpted as they may be - bear the history of their passage from lip to lip over thousands of years. How they feel to us now tells us whole stories of our ancestors."

Get it all here.

P.S. I like the way he says "books" at the start of the thirty-second minute.

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