Linguist, lexicographer, radio host, public speaker

Urbanites didn’t really need to be told to wash their hands before eating

“The Afghans were very news hungry. They really trusted the BBC. After years of abuse of the media under various regimes, the BBC was seen as more trustworthy than the national service. Some thought it was the national service. They hadn’t a clue where it was located. People would often tell me they thought the BBC was a village in Afghanistan.”

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Grant Barrett