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Ig folk: Language explorers on “Planet Word”

The BBC television program “Planet Word“, hosted by Stephen Fry, has featured interviews and demonstrations with at least two prominent Ig Nobel people.

Richard Stephens, 2010 Ig Nobel Prize peace prize winner for confirming the widely held belief that swearing relieves pain, demonstrates his work, assisted by Stephen Fry and actor Brian Blessed, on episode 3. In this snippet, it begins around the 2:00 mark:

Jean Berko Gleason, who delivers the traditional Ig Nobel “Welcome Welcome” speech at the Ig Nobel ceremony, is more famous as the inventor of the Wug Test. She and Stephen Fry and some young children demonstrate it on episode 1. In this snippet, it begins at about the 6:00 mark:

BONUS: Jean Berko Gleason on “The Secret Life of Scientists”

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