Fry's Planet Word: Season 1, Episode 3

Uses and Abuses (9 Oct. 2011)

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This programme looks at the ways language is used and abused. While not everyone approves of 'bad' language, Stephen learns that swearing plays an important part in human communication the ... See full summary »

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H. Samy Alim ...
Himself - Linguistics Anthropologist (as Professor H. Samy Alim)
Stephen K. Amos ...
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Bette Bourne ...
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Leslie Duhigg ...
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Marion Duhigg ...
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Timothy Jay ...
Himself - Cognitive Psychologist (as Professor Timothy Jay)
Kenard Karter ...
Himself - Radio DJ (as Kenard 'K2' Karter)
Steven Pinker ...
Himself - Professor of Psychology, Harvard University
Cathy Price ...
Herself - Clinical Psycholinguist (as Professor Cathy Price)
Julia Saunders ...
Herself - Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn
Richard Stephens ...
Himself - Keele University
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This programme looks at the ways language is used and abused. While not everyone approves of 'bad' language, Stephen learns that swearing plays an important part in human communication the world over. He undergoes an MRI scan and discovers the parts of the brain associated with swearing. Written by Joyce M

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