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Dent's Modern Tribes


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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.


Thoroughly entertaining and illuminating - IndependentA fabulous read for anyone who loves words, and wants to learn some more. Funny, fact-filled and delightfulWonderfully clever and funny . . . a national treasury from a national treasureA fascinating, joyful look at the tribes all around us, from twitchers to taxi-drivers. A mustI thought only criminals had their own words for everything. Dent's Modern Tribes shows me quite how wrong I wasSparkles with gentle wit, fascinating illustration, and linguistic insightA brilliant, funny, wise, and illuminating canter through the languages of modern tribesSusie Dent is a one-off. She breathes life and fun into words

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