A couple of years ago, Ben Zimmer took a look at Stephen Fry's change of heart on things like "none of these are of importance to me" ("Fry on the pleasure of language", 11/7/2008). Ben closed by quoting from the inaugural post on Fry's weblog, "Don't Mind Your Language", 11/4/2008. A couple of weeks ago, Matt Rogers created a typographical animation of the same passage, to the accompaniment of audio from Fry's podcast version:
As the credits roll, Matt fades out with some audio a bit beyond the passage that Ben quoted:
I don’t deny that a small part of me still clings to a ghastly Radio 4/newspaper-letter-writer reader pedantry, but I fight against it in much the same way I try to fight against my gluttony, anger, selfishness and other vices. I must confess, for example, that I find it hard not to wince when someone aspirates the word ‘aitch’.
And the rest of it continues to be, as Ben put it, "wonderfully rambling". Read the whole thing.