“For me, it’s a cause of some upset
that more Anglophones don’t enjoy language.”
– Stephen Fry
English writer, actor, journalist, and director Stephen Fry has long been a favorite of mine. He’s tremendously smart and enormously witty, two things I aspire to be. Last year he released on his blog a podcast about language, its use, and the dour pedants who resist the continued evolution of language.
The podcast is well worth a listen, but even more enjoyable is a six-minute animated video put together by one Matt Rogers. He takes portions of Fry’s podcast and uses kinetic typography to set it in motion, giving the words the beauty of dancers. Here it is for your enjoyment.