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Offline Janaru

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Fry\'s English Delight
« on: February 02, 2009, 11:14:32 PM »
I highly recommend this one to anyone who loves the quirkiness of the English language.


Fry\'s English Delight, Metaphor
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Re: Fry\'s English Delight
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2009, 06:29:00 PM »
The scatological depths to which his genius is pitched always jars with me.  Pity as he could be so much more.

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Re: Fry\'s English Delight
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2009, 07:34:10 PM »
His pronunciation of \"Metaphor\" as metapha is what jars with me.

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Re: Fry\'s English Delight
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2009, 09:55:41 PM »
www.dictionary.com lists 2 pronunciations phor and fer (UK & US?)

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Re: Fry\'s English Delight
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2009, 11:46:28 PM »
We say \"for\" like the number.

Aha! Thanks Jan, so it is very likely another Fry affectation. Tru
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Re: Fry\'s English Delight
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2009, 06:48:50 AM »
Stephen Fry uses a third pronunciation, dropping any mention of the last \"r\" - he\'d probably claim there\'s some reason for doing it, but given the stuff he willing read out on QI it\'s difficult to believe him.