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.
A fabulous read for anyone who loves words, and wants to learn some more. Funny, fact-filled and delightful -- Jonathan Ross Wonderfully clever and funny ... a national treasury from a national treasure -- Richard Osman A fascinating, joyful look at the tribes all around us, from twitchers to taxi-drivers. A must -- Matt Haig I thought only criminals had their own words for everything. Dent's Modern Tribes shows me quite how wrong I was -- Lynne Truss Sparkles with gentle wit, fascinating illustration, and linguistic insight -- David Crystal A brilliant, funny, wise, and illuminating canter through the languages of modern tribes -- Richard Madeley Susie Dent is a one-off. She breathes life and fun into words -- Pam Ayres The keys to the mysterious Kingdom of Jargon -- Adam Buxton This phrasebook is like no other and will help anyone talk the talk - whatever that might be The Sun Thoroughly entertaining and illuminating Independent Fascinating study of expressions ... Dent is a something of a modern-day Professor Henry Higgins The Lady A work of considerable interest and charm, dishing up verbal pleasures and surprises on virtually every page Sentence First blog