Modern Tribes – Susie Dent

All Saint’s Vicarage Gardens

Saturday 11 May

1pm, £6

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Ever wondered why football managers all speak the same way, what a cabbie calls the Houses of Parliament, or how ticket inspectors discreetly request back-up? Susie Dent has spent years interviewing hundreds of professionals, hobbyists and enthusiasts, and the result is an idiosyncratic phrasebook like no other. ‘Modern Tribes’ takes us on a whirlwind tour of Britain, decoding its secret languages.

Susie Dent is an English lexicographer, etymologist and television presenter. She is the longest serving member on the ‘Dictionary Corner’ on Countdown (since 1992).



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