A bit of A Bit of Fry and Laurie: Tricky Linguistics

Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie

For no other reason than because I feel like it and because people seemed to like the old Big Train feature, today marks the start of a new regular feature of the blog: ‘a bit of A Bit of Fry and Laurie‘. For those who don’t know, A Bit of Fry and Laurie was a sketch show that ran between 1989 and 1995 in the UK. It starred the now very famous Stephen Fry and the globally famous star of House, Hugh Laurie. And it was very, very funny.

And between now and probably 2020, I’ll be sticking up one sketch a week from the show to prove it. This week, we’re going to start with a sketch about language that clearly shows that Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie were at Cambridge.