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Episode 6

Episode 6 of 6

Dave Gorman, Susie Dent, Lloyd Langford and Natalie Haynes vie for verbal supremacy, chaired by Gyles Brandreth. From May 2013.

Gyles Brandreth presides over the comedy panel game where, this week, Susie Dent and Lloyd Langford compete against Dave Gorman and Natalie Haynes to find out which team is the most passionate and knowledgeable about words.

This week Susie Dent reveals two of her favourite now-defunct words from Samuel Johnson's Dictionary are 'pandiculation' (to stretch while yawning) and 'snirtle' (to laugh in a quiet and restrained manner); Dave Gorman comes up with a new cliche to replace 'Curiosity Killed the Cat'; Natalie Haynes tells us what the Cockney rhyming slang 'a Basil' refers to and Lloyd Langford is asked the meaning of 'dumpoke' from the 1903 dictionary, 'Hobson Jobson - A Glossary of Anglo Indian Colloquial Words and Phrases' (a book which Susie Dent claims is 'a very good read').

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

30 minutes

Last on

Tue 18 Sep 2018 04:00

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Role Contributor
Presenter Gyles Brandreth
Writer Jon Hunter
Writer James Kettle
Producer Claire Jones
Panellist Susie Dent
Panellist Lloyd Langford
Panellist Dave Gorman
Panellist Natalie Haynes

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