Sunday, March 25, 2007

A Bit of Fry and Laurie- "Tricky Linguistics"

I have to thank Marilyn for this clip, but I dedicate it to all of you who are or have been engaged in the study of English. Of course, Fry & Laurie take normal linguistics jargon and make it absurd, but I at least have to admit that it comes quite close to sounding like an awful lot of professors that I've had. And that's why it's so funny! (And for Fry & Laurie newbies, just so you get why the audience laughs at one point, Marjory is the name of the ex-wife of one of their businessman characters. Her name comes up randomly in a bunch of sketches, but we never see her. I'll post a clip about the businessmen next Sunday).