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Susie Dent

Susie Dent is a lexicographer and etymologist. She has appeared in 'Dictionary Corner' on Countdown since 1992, and co-hosts with Gyles Brandreth the podcast ‘Something Rhymes with Purple’.

Article thumbnail: Dominic Cummings was largely unapologetic when some of his choice language was repeated back to him during the Covid Inquiry (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

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