Susie Dent

Dent's Modern Tribes: The Secret Languages of Britain

Susie Dent

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We were delighted to welcome to Google, from Countdown’s Dictionary Corner, author and columnist Susie Dent. Susie’s new book delves into the linguistic minefields that populate the British language, delving into the slang and phrases that each of its many tribes use. Susie Dent has spent years interviewing hundreds of professionals, hobbyists and enthusiasts; the result is an idiosyncratic phrasebook like no other. From the Freemason's handshake to the publican's banter, Dent's Modern Tribes takes us on a whirlwind tour of Britain, revealing its secret languages and finding out in the process what really makes us tick.

Susie Dent

Susie Dent is the resident word expert in Dictionary Corner on C4's Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. She comments regularly on TV and radio on words in the news, and has contributed to Woman's Hour, 15 x 15, Word of Mouth, More or Less, Today, BBC Breakfast, and R4's Wordaholics. Susie is the author of several books, and has weekly columns in both the Radio Times and the website Mental Floss.

Dent's Modern Tribes

Susie Dent has spent years interviewing hundreds of professionals, hobbyists and enthusiasts; the result is an idiosyncratic phrasebook like no other. From the Freemason's handshake to the publican's banter, Dent's Modern Tribes takes us on a whirlwind tour of Britain, revealing its secret languages and finding out in the process what really makes us tick.

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