Susie coming to town!

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Susie coming to town!

Post by Ian Fitzpatrick » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:34 am

Quite a surprise over the weekend walking past our local theatre here in Wimborne to see a poster of Susie Dent looking out at me. She's on a tour with her show The Secret Lives of Words. As much as I admire Susie and like the sound of some of the content I'm not sure I could sit and listen to her for a couple of hours non-stop.
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Post by Mark Deeks » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:36 am

Heh, the tone of this post really went on a journey. It started so warm, so positive, and then...

Looked into going to this but there weren't any within 100 miles of my house, so alas.
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Post by Thomas Carey » Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:27 pm

Would recommend. Went to a talk by her at Huddersfield uni in May which wasn't this tour, she was a guest speaker of some language society, but it was a similar two hour thing. Genuinely was really interesting all the way through (was a lot better than a very long origins of words would be I imagine).


There's one of these in Ilkley which is pretty close to me but I don't know if I can be arsed paying over twenty quid for a ticket. The Huddersfield one was free, and they gave us wine and cake (albeit really messy and with no cutlery).
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Re: Susie coming to town!

Post by Matt Morrison » Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:07 pm

Ah, Wimborne.

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Re: Susie coming to town!

Post by Owen Carroll » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:57 pm

Speaking of Susie. Has anyone else ever felt that she's kind of underrated?

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:53 pm

Owen Carroll wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:57 pm
Speaking of Susie. Has anyone else ever felt that she's kind of underrated?
No.

I think a lot of people think she's great anyway, and she became the sole lexicographer presumably because of this.

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Re: Susie coming to town!

Post by Owen Carroll » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:25 pm

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:53 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:57 pm
Speaking of Susie. Has anyone else ever felt that she's kind of underrated?
No.

I think a lot of people think she's great anyway, and she became the sole lexicographer presumably because of this.
Yeah fair enough

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