Saturday, July 13, 2019

In a manner of speaking

By way of a preview for her show The Secret Life Of Words, which calls in at the Sherman Theatre on Tuesday, we at Buzz spoke to Susie Dent about everything from her favourite dialectal terms and the specialised language of modern tribes to emojis, internet language and the absolute necessity of swearing.

I say "we" - though I drafted the questions and wrote up the interview, it was actually Molly who did the talking. If it had been me, I would have been tempted to ask what she did to muscle Tania Styles out of the picture. For a while, Susie shared Countdown's Dictionary Corner with Tania, who also happened to be my Old English tutor at the time...

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