Max explains the evolution of the English language and the increasing change of the language since the inception of the internet. http://TEDxAuckland.com
Max Cryer (MBE) has worked as a singer in London, Sadlers Wells Opera, Wigmore Hall and the BBC and made fifteen tours of USA as an entertainer. He became New Zealand television’s first quiz host and hosted NZ’s first live talk-variety show “Town Cryer.” Max has an Honours degree in English Literature and Etymology, and for TVNZ he produced over 100 episodes of “University Challenge” and ‘Mastermind’ plus the five-nation ‘Mastermind International’ for the BBC. Max has also directed the NZ entertainment at the World Expo in Brisbane (1988) and Seville (1992). He has been Chairman for the Oxford Union debating team (1975) and for ten years columnist of the NZ Herald. Now an established writer in New Zealand, with eighteen books published (in Australia, New Zealand, Britain, America, Italy, Germany, Spain and Russia). For the last 19 years he has been answering listeners’ questions on etymology & the English language on RadioLive.
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