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Susie Dent

Susie Dent is a lexicographer and etymologist. She has appeared in 'Dictionary Corner' on Countdown since 1992, and co-hosts with Gyles Brandreth the podcast ‘Something Rhymes with Purple’.

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Susie Dent: How our slips of the tongue help the English language evolve

When it comes to language, it’s always been a doggy-dog world

Ducking hell: How the F-word became the most versatile of the English language

Struggling to find the word to describe Trump this week? The historical dictionary can help

Article thumbnail: Showing someone the middle finger has been a gesture of obscenity since ancient times. (Photo: Getty Images/Westend61)

History proves young women are the true linguistic innovators of the English language

Old terms of endearment to revive for Valentine's, from 'saucy prawn' to 'cabbage'