• Стивен Фрай. Fry's English Delight: Word Games

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Стивен Фрай. Fry's English Delight: Word Games

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Is English an innately playful language? Are word games good for you? Do we divide into number and word players? And could Scrabble have been invented in any other language?

In this special programme, Stephen examines many word games, and we'll hear some familiar voices playing unfamiliar games—Sheila Dillon from The Food Programme plays Font or Cheese against miscellanist Ben Schott. Phill Juptitus talks about his personal word game habits, and we'll remember the late Humphrey Lyttelton's scurrilous account of Una Stubbs on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.

We'll travel deep inside the mind of puzzle-setter Chris Maslanka and visit the Comedy Store in London to experience the lightning reflexes of some top word-athletes. Plus, we'll examine an extraordinary claim—that the fashion for increasingly cryptic crosswords helped to defeat Hitler.

Stephen Fry celebrates the fun side of the English language in this exclusive extended edition of a BBC Radio 4 special.

Stephen Fry celebrates, examines, and plays word games and explains why they're important. Is English an innately playful language? Are word games good for you? Do we divide into number and word players (Sudoku and Sudon't-ku?) Contributors include linguists, comedians, puzzle-creators, and psychologists, with archive material from comedy shows and others. There is an interview with a puzzlemaster, Chris Maslanka, and a look at why English, with its huge vocabulary and wealth of synonyms, lends itself so readily to word games. Could Scrabble have been invented in any other language? How did a growing fashion for ever more cryptic crosswords help to defeat Hitler? The answers will surprise and delight the listener.

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Palindromes, pangrams, charades and a riddle --
Is English as a language especially game for a game? --
A challenge --
A riddle and some cheese --
Word games are good for you --
Word association --
Answers --
An enigmatist speaks --
Dropouts --
Crosswords and other stuff --
The beauty of = --
The frame game.

Дальше по хронологии делайтов следует небольшой спешл под названием Word Games. Тут Фраюша позволил себе нарезвиться всласть, засунув в промежуток между размышлениями о том, игрив ли английский сам по себе и какое значение в нашей жизни играют (да!) кроссворды, разные загадки и словесные игрушки. Всего полчаса времени, но оно насыщено интервьюшками. Анаграммы, палиндромы, шарады, различия между любителями судоку и кроссвордов... В общем, радиопрограмма для самых упоротых энтузиастов 8)
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annikeh

1.12.2013
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