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Dent"s modern tribes

Susie Dent

Dent"s modern tribes

the secret languages of Britain

by Susie Dent

  • 216 Want to read
  • 10 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social life and customs,
  • Civilization,
  • Colloquial language,
  • English language,
  • Slang

  • About the Edition

    Have you ever wondered why hairdressers always ask you where you"re going on holiday or how ticket inspectors discreetly request back-up? What about cabbies" knowledge, what rhyming slang really means, or how a magician"s patter works? We are surrounded by hundreds of tribes, each speaking their own distinct slanguage of colorful words, jokes and phrases, honed through years of conversations on the battlefield, in A&E, backstage and at ten-thousand feet in the air. Here, at last, is a witty guide through the linguistic minefields that surround us all. Susie Dent has spent years interviewing hundreds of professionals, hobbyists and enthusiasts and has created an idiosyncratic phrasebook like no other. From the freemason"s handshake to the barista"s guide to what your coffee says about you, Dent"s Modern Tribes takes us on a whirlwind tour of Britain, decoding its secret languages and finding out what really makes us tick.

    Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Other titlesModern tribes :, Secret languages of Britain
    StatementSusie Dent
    The Physical Object
    Pagination328 pages
    Number of Pages328
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27224890M
    ISBN 101473623871
    ISBN 109781473623873
    OCLC/WorldCa964217148

    Famous from Channel Four TV's Countdown and 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Susie Dent is the resident word expert in Dictionary Corner. She casts her perceptive eye at all the tribes around us, from twitchers to taxi drivers, criminals who have always had their own words for everything, builders who call plastering the ceiling 'Doing Lionel Richie's dance floor', Freemasons' handshakes. Get FREE shipping on Dent's Modern Tribes by Susie Dent, from Did you know that a soldier's biggest social blunder is called jack brew - making yourself a cuppa without making one for anyone else? That twitchers have an expression for a bird that can't be identified - .

      From the Freemason's handshake to the publican's banter, Dent's Modern Tribes takes us on a whirlwind tour of Britain, revealing its secret languages and finding out . After starting my reading quest with a bit of fun from Alan Partridge, I jumped head long into Countdown word guru Susie Dent's latest book and certainly wasn't disappointed. Dent's Modern Tribes: The Secret Languages of Britain is a celebration of the words and phrases shared by groups of people right across the country - from doctors to journalists to teachers and beyond.

      For lexicographer, writer, and broadcaster Susie Dent, British English is also “littered with tribal footprints,” as she explains her new book, Dent’s Modern Tribes: The Secret Languages of Author: Marta Cooper. From the Freemason's handshake to the publican's banter, Dent's Modern Tribes takes us on a whirlwind tour of Britain, decoding its secret languages and, in the process, finds out what really makes us all tick.


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