Susie is great

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Susie is great

Post by Martin Gardner » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:12 pm

Title sort of speaks for itself - Susie Dent is great and I wouldn't watch the show if she weren't on it. I remember once when MORDENT came up and Richard Whiteley's comment was "people write in and say we like Countdown but we want MORE DENT" which sounds about right to be. It's not difficult to understand why she's got a new three minute slot at the end of part two.

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Re: Susie is great

Post by Jon Corby » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:27 pm

I agree wholeheartedly with this.

Well, except the bit about not watching the show if she wasn't on it, that's a little extreme.

But she is fantastic :D

On the same lines as the MORDENT gag, I wouldn't mind being INDENT ;)

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Post by Ralph Gillions » Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:59 pm

I agree too.
I think Susie Dent is splendid.

Does anyone remember a rather bumptious man - may have been called Richard Sampson (?) - who always crossed off the word he was talking about with a flourish of his pencil. I didn`t like him at all in Dictionary Corner. Quite a while ago.

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Post by David O'Donnell » Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:10 pm

Ralph wrote:I agree too.
I think Susie Dent is splendid.

Does anyone remember a rather bumptious man - may have been called Richard Sampson (?) - who always crossed off the word he was talking about with a flourish of his pencil. I didn`t like him at all in Dictionary Corner. Quite a while ago.
I remember him and I always thought he was a good bloke, kinda of like a male version of Susie in terms of their genteel demeanour.

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Post by Jason Larsen » Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:40 pm

I like Susie too.

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Post by Mike Brown » Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:11 pm

David O'Donnell wrote:
Ralph wrote:I agree too.
I think Susie Dent is splendid.

Does anyone remember a rather bumptious man - may have been called Richard Sampson (?) - who always crossed off the word he was talking about with a flourish of his pencil. I didn`t like him at all in Dictionary Corner. Quite a while ago.
I remember him and I always thought he was a good bloke, kinda of like a male version of Susie in terms of their genteel demeanour.
I met him a couple of times when I was on back in 2002, and he was quite jovial and friendly both on and off the set. (But not as nice as Susie, of course!)

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:25 pm

I quite liked Richard Samson. Susie's alright but I've never seen why people think she's so much better than everyone else.

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Post by Jason Larsen » Fri Feb 22, 2008 8:48 pm

I didn't say that, but I also wouldn't bring Susie over here if Countdown was Americanized. We have bright people here.

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Post by mackenzie » Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:50 am

Jason Larsen wrote:We have bright people here.
yea, but you don't speak English.

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Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Feb 23, 2008 3:54 am

Where am I from? The US. Of course, I speak English.

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Post by Charlie Reams » Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:44 am

I believe Mackenzie is wittily referring to the differences in American spelling and vocabulary which, unlike words adopted from South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada etc etc, are not proper English. The intellectual rigour of this argument is indisputable.

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Re: Susie is great

Post by Jason Larsen » Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:42 pm

Thank you!

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Re: Susie is great

Post by mackenzie » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:27 am

Oh Charlie, how you wound me by interpreting a joke as pedantry! :cry:

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