From Stephen Fry’s Podgrams, Series 2 Episode 3, Language
“And the worst bunch of this semi-educated losers are those who seem to glory in being irritated by nouns becoming verbs. How dense and deaf to language development do you have to be? If you don’t like nouns becoming verbs, then for heavens sake avoid Shakespeare who made a doing word out of a thing word every chance he got. He tabled the motion and chaired the meeting in which nouns were made verbs.”
Stephen Fry’s Podgrams, Series 2 Episode 2, Beauty of Soul: Oscar Wilde
Stephen Fry discusses why Oscar Wilde’s Fairy Tales continue to exert the same pull over the imagination and emotions as they did when he first read them to his children in the 1880s.