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14 December 2007

Friday 14 December 2007 21:45-22:30 (Radio 3)

Ian McMillan with Radio 3's weekly cabaret of language, poetry and performance.

Duration:

45 minutes

Playlist

On this week's Verb, Ian McMillan investigates the influence that writers have had on the Oxford English Dictionary and hears some good news about his own relationship with it.

And staying with dictionaries, young writer Gregory Norminton talks about plundering a Scottish lexicon for his new short story, The Sirens of May.

Ian also discusses the art of writing a good motto, the Free Thinking Writer in Residence Ronald Fraser Munro returns to the show to share the poetry the recent festival inspired and resident eartoonist Peter Blegvad unveils his new Eartoon, which this time he's created with a new collaborator.
 
Treasure House of Language: The Living OED by Charlotte Brewer is published by Yale

University Press Serious Things by Gregory Norminton is published by Sceptre, in January




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