Hey, Grammar Nazis: Listen Up!


Many of you might recall the two-year long series of posts I wrote on this blog called "Weekend Word Wrap." We had a lot of fun poking fun at language, word puns, grammar Nazis, pretty much anything word-related. And while it's true that I occasionally blew off some steam, noting my annoyance with those who ignore the subjunctive, etc., it's also true that I poked fun at those who take it all a little too far, correcting other people in public, in comments (like on this blog), etc.

Stephen Fry, actor, writer, British Boy Wonder, has a lot to say on the subject. Listen/watch the essay above on language, which Rogers Creations turned into a brilliant kinetic typography vid. In Rogers' own words:

I loved this particular essay on language and I thought it would be the prefect opportunity to make my first kinetic typography. I hope you like it and even if you dont I would like to heard what you think in the comments section. Also I know that at point the audio does not match the text so you doesnt have to write that. It is because I copied the transcript off of Stephen's website and it was not 100% exactly what he said and i did not notice until I was well underway. However these cases are few and far between. Just incase you were wondering the programs I used to make this were all by adobe. Mostly after effects but also flash and illustrator. Flash for the changing background colour transitions and illustrator for putting the words in to the shape of 'language' before loading it into after effects to animate.