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General Chat Thread, Did you see the Stephen Fry programme on BBC2 last night? in General; If not, well worth catching up on iPlayer. Fascinating....
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    Did you see the Stephen Fry programme on BBC2 last night?

    If not, well worth catching up on iPlayer. Fascinating.

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    What was it?

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    What was it? Brilliant was what it was!
    Last edited by Oaktech; 26th September 2011 at 11:37 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    What was it? Brilliant was what is was!
    I'm sure that would have amused Stephen Fry.

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    I have it recorded on the the Sky box to enjoy this evening

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    The repeat of the first series of Spiral finished on Saturday. I didn't see it first time round and really hope they do a Spiral 4, it's really improving my French.

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    It was enjoyable, but... seriously - Comic Sans MS as their chosen font? I nearly turned my TV off in protest!

    I may need to calm down and get some perspective on this, but still, this is the last program I expected to be using the laziest of all fonts. Quite ironic I suppose that a program on communication went with one of the most abused and inappropriate fonts for written communication...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofsanta View Post
    It was enjoyable, but... seriously - Comic Sans MS as their chosen font? I nearly turned my TV off in protest!

    I may need to calm down and get some perspective on this, but still, this is the last program I expected to be using the laziest of all fonts. Quite ironic I suppose that a program on communication went with one of the most abused and inappropriate fonts for written communication...
    COMIC SAAAAAAAANS!

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    in on this

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    I watched it and thoroughly enjoyed it too. It did occur to me during the programme when he was talking about sign language, can signers communicate in the dark? I'm not taking the p..., it's a genuine question.

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    The guy Stephen is pictured with on the iplayer window for the show looks like a nerdy Gollum

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawloms View Post
    I watched it and thoroughly enjoyed it too. It did occur to me during the programme when he was talking about sign language, can signers communicate in the dark? I'm not taking the p..., it's a genuine question.
    I studied BSL for a bit and one session was done in the dark with white gloves and UV Light ... I also studied touch signing, for those hard of hearing and visually impaired, so yes, you can sign in the dark.

    As for Comic Sans ... anyone would think that Mr Fry likes to poke fun at pedants and invoke arguments through irony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oaktech View Post
    What was it? Brilliant was what it was!
    I caught the last 15 minutes or so and thought it was very interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawloms View Post
    I watched it and thoroughly enjoyed it too. It did occur to me during the programme when he was talking about sign language, can signers communicate in the dark? I'm not taking the p..., it's a genuine question.
    @Jawloms Deaf-blind people use a version of sign language where they are touching the hand of the person they are talking too. I'm sure this is what deaf people who sign do too.

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