Stephen Fry`s Planet Word

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago in Misc

Stephen Fry guides us in this exploration of language in all its forms: from linguistic research to world literature.
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Male 7,123
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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Male 2,591
The term "fxckbiscuit" has somehow weaseled it`s way into my vocabulary.
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Male 31
@beternal. Why?!
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Male 2,586
God I hate Stephen Fry with a passion
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Male 835
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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Female 33
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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Male 40
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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Male 12,138
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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Female 6,381
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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Male 86
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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Male 25,417
awwww
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Male 3,327
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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Male 39,613

Way to go NIGEL!
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Male 376
She is cute as a button!
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Male 1,510
Haha, I`d love to (biscuit!) hang out with (happy Christmas!) her.
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Male 325
@drawman61 - Verbal tits? Now there`s a thought
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Male 5,148
Good woman.
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Male 4,891
bwahaaahahaha! BISCUT! Hilarous! That looks exhausting! I am tired just watching her.
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Female 129
I love Stephen Fry.. so much...
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Male 586
hahah "biscuit."
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Male 2,516
she looks biscuit awesome in that superhero outfit :-D
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Male 7,774
tits or tics?
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Male 10,440
F*cking biscuits.
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Male 20,829
Link: Stephen Fry`s Planet Word [Rate Link] - Stephen Fry guides us in this exploration of language in all its forms: from linguistic research to world literature.
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