Tuesday, August 12, 2008

"Literally" - Edinburgh Fringe 2008

We had a bit of a gap to fill so signed up for Paul Parry's campaign against the incorrect usage of the word "literally"...

In an mildly amusing manner he highlights the increased misuse of the word in recent years - and names and shames some of the prime culprits. He also tells of his efforts to gain publicity for his campaign by doing things literally - one of which involves his cycle trip from A (Norway) to Bee (middle America). Parry is amiable enough that it makes for an entertaining hour, although, I suspect I may well be cursing him (literally) every time my brain now 'pings' when I hear it misused - (including in "The Third Condiment" which immediately follows his show). But then I guess that's what he's aiming for.

Literally runs at The Zoo until 25th August at 7.55pm
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