fry's-delightStephen Fry’s a British actor/comedian/etc. with (I think) a wonderfully pleasant-to-listen-to voice.

So, luckily for me, he’s presented a radio show on the English language, which you can listen to through the internet if you’re sadly unable to pick up BBC radio waves.

Called Stephen Fry’s English Delight, the series “explores the highways and byways of the English language”.

The second show of the second series

…examines how ‘wrong’ English can become right English. For example, nowadays, more people use the word ‘wireless’ in a computer context than in a radio one. With help from a lexicographer, an educationalist, a Times sub-editor and a judge, Stephen examines the way in which usage changes language.

Definitely worth a listen if you’re interested in this aspect of language, or just want to hear the dulcet tones of Mr Fry.