Susie Dent – The Secret Lives of Words

Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre, Broad Street, Stamford, Lincs, PE9 1PX, Stamford, Lincolnshire, Lincs, PE9 1PX, United Kingdom

    About

    ake 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 and the mysterious

    disappearance of kempt, gormful, and ruly

    (and yes, you really can be gruntled). She will look to the lexicon of the past to fill some of today’s linguistic gaps – such as the frenzied fit of tidying we all do just as guests are about to descend (that’s a scurryfunge).

    Alongside such forgotten stories you will hear Susie’s selection of the funniest moments from her 25 years on Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, as well as some startling results from eavesdropping on a group of waiters.

    Each evening will include some of Susie’s favourite words from the towns and regions she visits, and she’ll be asking the audience for theirs. In fact, she’ll be welcoming any questions about word origins, usage irritations, the dreaded impact of Americanization, and the very future of our language in her very own ‘word surgery’.

    Opening Times

    Thursday: 19:30 – 21:30

    Date From: 30/01/2020

    Date To: 30/01/2020

    Contact Details

    Tel (1): 1780766455

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: https://www.stamfordcornexchange.co.uk/the-fureys.html