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Stephen Fry telling off his guests

Here is Joachim van Gelder’s first “Testing Prescriptivism” blogpost: Stephen Fry has hosted – with generous helpings of his usual charm and panache – the annual British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony for the past 11 … Continue reading

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Creativity and/or Prescriptivism

In a cult sketch on language, Stephen Fry compares the inexhaustible creative potential of language to that of music. The structure of language comprises a limited set of parts, just as a piano keyboard has a limited set of keys. … Continue reading

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“Five items or less” and more

Kate Wild sent us a link to a wonderful little item on Youtube in which Stephen Fry gives his views on prescriptivism. We hope you will enjoy watching it. Please let us know if there are any more such Youtube films … Continue reading

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