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    Fry's English Delight

    I've just heard the 1st of 3 radio programmes presented by Stephen Fry: BBC - Radio 4 - Fry's English Delight . Later today there'll be a link to a recording on that web page (though it's not there yet). The first was on metaphor - well worth a listen.

    Incidentally, the title is a reference to a kind of chocolate bar - Fry's Turkish Delight.

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    Re: Fry's English Delight

    There was a wonderful stand-off between Stephen Fry and Gyles Brandreth n QI the other night - both full of the weirdest snippets of information.

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    Re: Fry's English Delight

    Incidentally, in this week's programme Fry mentions the Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, Elizabeth Knowles. In case anyone was wondering, I'm no relation. I was mentioned in the foreword to the third edition (as a jack-of-all-trades), but the link in our names is entirely coincidental.

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