eddvick (eddvick) wrote,

Stephen Fry chides the grammar police

Douglas Smith links to the following video from Stephen Fry animated by Matthew Rogers. It's been around a few years, but may be as new to you as to me.

Fry was in Cold Comfort Farm, playing the pretentious, emotion-deaf poet Mybug. Stella Gibbons, who wrote the novel from which the movie was made, wrote 25 novels (plus four volumes of poetry). Amy and I read books aloud to each other, and our current read is Gibbons' Westwood, with a playwright who would be another perfect fit for Fry. Not that Gibbons writes 'types', but when she nails a character she uses ten-penny nails.
Tags: language, literature

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