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Paul Sinha, Natalie Haynes, Holly Walsh and Lloyd Langford vie for wordy supremacy. Hosted by Gyles Brandreth. From 2014.

Comedians Lloyd Langford, Holly Walsh, Paul Sinha and Natalie Haynes join Gyles Brandreth for the panel game about words that will make you laugh your socks off.

Lloyd Langford delicately tells us whey avocados are called avocados; Natalie Haynes explains what the modern term astroturfing is; Paul Sinha unlocks the meaning pf the German word handschuhsanbalwerfer and Holly Walsh shares her favourite example of prison slang.

The panel also suggest words that don't yet exist, but should. What could they mean by 'a Clarkson', 'messcalation', 'trage' and 'appointmentia'?

Writers: Jon Hunter and James Kettle.

Producer: Claire Jones

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2014

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Presenter Gyles Brandreth
Panellist Lloyd Langford
Panellist Holly Walsh
Panellist Paul Sinha
Panellist Natalie Haynes
Writer Jon Hunter
Writer James Kettle
Producer Claire Jones

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