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Episode 5

Wordaholics, Series 2 Episode 5 of 6

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 08 May 2013

Gyles Brandreth chairs the comedy panel game where this week Milton Jones and Robin Ince compete against Natalie Haynes and Lloyd Langford to find out who is the most passionate and knowledgeable about words.

Today the Letter of the Week is 'W'. Lloyd Langford hazards a guess as to what 'Welsh cricket' is while Natalie Haynes has to work out what 'Whistling breeches' are.

In a round about Australian slang Robin Ince tries to guess the meaning of 'guttergripper' while Milton Jones takes a stab at 'shypoo'.

All the panellists come up with some brilliant new toponyms and also reveal their pet-hate words.

Writers: Jon Hunter and James Kettle
Producer: Claire Jones.


Gyles Brandreth
Jon Hunter
James Kettle
Claire Jones


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