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Learn the Secret Lives of Words with Susie Dent at Stamford Corn Exchange on Thursday, January 30

The Queen of Dictionary Corner, Susie Dent, will be bringing her The Secret Lives of Words Theatre Tour 2020 to Stamford Corn Exchange later this month.

Take a journey into the curious, unexpected, and downright surreal origins of the words we use every day. Susie will retell the adventures that lie hidden within such words as lasagne (involving a chamberpot) and bugbear (a terrorising monster), and explain such oddities as the silent h in ghost.

She will also look to the lexicon of the past to fill some of today’s linguistic gaps.

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