Stephen Fry delivers a long deserved slap down to pedants everywhere in the latest episode of his podcast series. My favourite moment is when Fry compares pedantry to sins like sloth and gluttony; a natural human response but one to be roundly discouraged. Also listen out for Fry’s cal for a new term for CCTV. I’ll be very surprised if we aren’t all calling it the SS (Security System) in a mater months. So much more appropriate.
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I had no idea Stephen Fry had a podcast, much less a series about travelling across America. How lovely! Thank you.
Have you listened to the one where he talks about how much he hates dancing? It’s amazing.