Date(s) - 25/09/2018

The Capitol Horsham, North Street, Horsham

Tuesday September 25, 7.30pm

Tickets £19.50

Lexicographer Susie Dent, the queen of Dictionary Corner on TV’s Countdown, is on her first UK tour when she explores the curious, unexpected, and downright surreal origins of the words we use every day. Susie will retell the adventures that lie hidden within such words as lasagne (involving a chamber pot) and bugbear (a terrorising monster), and explain such oddities as the silent h in ghost and the mysterious disappearance of kempt, gormful, and ruly (and yes, you really can be gruntled). She will look to the lexicon of the past to fill some of today’s linguistic gaps – such as the frenzied fit of tidying we all do just as guests are about to descend (that’s a scurryfunge). She will also ask the audience for local words to explore.

Phone 01403 750220 or visit thecapitolhorsham.com.