Susie Dent presents The Secret Lives of Words on 6 November at Storyhouse as part of Chester Literature Festival.
Join Susie Dent as she takes you on a journey into the curious, unexpected and surreal origins of our everyday words. Discover hidden adventures and oddities that exist within words.
Alongside such forgotten stories you will hear Susie’s selection of the funniest moments from her 25 years on Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, as well as some startling results from eavesdropping on a group of waiters.
The evening will include some of Susie’s favourite words from the towns and regions she visits, and she’ll be asking the audience for theirs. In fact, she’ll be welcoming any questions about word origins, usage irritations, the dreaded impact of Americanization, and the very future of our language in her very own ‘word surgery’.
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