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Date: 04/25/12 01:08 PM

24 Responses to Stephen Fry`s Planet Word

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2012 at 1:09 pm
    Link: Stephen Fry`s Planet Word - Stephen Fry guides us in this exploration of language in all its forms: from linguistic research to world literature.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2012 at 1:17 pm
    F*cking biscuits.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    April 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm
    tits or tics?
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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2012 at 1:28 pm
    she looks biscuit awesome in that superhero outfit :-D
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    FAKEBACON Male 18-29
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    April 25, 2012 at 1:33 pm
    hahah "biscuit."
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    CDarling Female 18-29
    129 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    I love Stephen Fry.. so much...
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    bwahaaahahaha! BISCUT! Hilarous! That looks exhausting! I am tired just watching her.
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    Good woman.
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    boogarcym Male 40-49
    313 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 2:01 pm
    @drawman61 - Verbal tits? Now there`s a thought
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    DingDingDong Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    Haha, I`d love to (biscuit!) hang out with (happy Christmas!) her.
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    Brometheus Male 30-39
    376 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    She is cute as a button!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 25, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Way to go NIGEL!
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    April 25, 2012 at 4:37 pm
    I always wondered about the words that people with touretts said. You only ever hear about them saying inappropriate words, and I always thought that it was interesting that they are only affected with that type of tick. To see her ticks pepper her speech with both the F word, and biscuit, was really kind of enlightening.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2012 at 5:05 pm
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    ShudBWorking Male 18-29
    86 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 7:13 pm
    I found it interesting that the F word was heard so much around the reporter, but not around the children. She wasn`t with them long, but as much as she said it with him, you would think it would have come out with the children too. Maybe it`s some sort of subliminal control where she says the bad words less when it would normally be inappropriate for one to say them at all.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    April 25, 2012 at 8:12 pm
    So-o-o-o.... if you got someone like her to volunteer to be held completely immobile in a chair, would the verbal ticks increase or cease? It would be such an interesting affliction to try gentle experiments with.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2012 at 9:29 pm
    I once listened to a radio interview (yes, I`m that nerdish that I listen to talk radio on the way to work - besides the point), with a woman with Tourette`s.

    But her tic wasn`t "F*ck!", or "Biscuit!", it was "I love you!". It was either a) charming, b) very depressing that she had such a serious psychological disorder or c) just her being an attention whore and there was nothing wrong with her.

    You be the judge, I tried my best not to in that case.
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    onefallswoop Male 30-39
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    April 25, 2012 at 10:25 pm
    I`m so refreshed to find the first 5 comments on this thread to be insightful and/or empathetic. What a delightful switch.
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    FyreKitteh Female 30-39
    33 posts
    April 25, 2012 at 11:10 pm
    I watched this series a few weeks ago (it was on TV) as I am interested in the evolution of communication (Yes I`m a nerd too lol ). This episode was fascinating and also showed how the body`s response to pain reduces when you swear, but this doesn`t happen if you swear a lot in general. Stephen Fry was one guinea pig, and Brian Blessed was the other. It`s pretty funny to watch
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    clockwork208 Male 30-39
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    April 26, 2012 at 1:10 am
    My former boss used to stutter, sometimes pretty bad. After a few weeks, you don`t even notice it anymore. Same thing here - you just get so used to it, you`d be thrown off if it were to disappear.
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2012 at 3:07 am
    God I hate Stephen Fry with a passion
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    venners77 Male 30-39
    31 posts
    April 26, 2012 at 4:56 am
    @beternal. Why?!
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    keith2 Male 18-29
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    April 26, 2012 at 9:36 am
    The term "fxckbiscuit" has somehow weaseled it`s way into my vocabulary.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    April 26, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    Amazing woman, but that must be such a drain on her energy. Loved the bit where her dad told her to watch her language.

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