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How to Talk Like a Local


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The first collection of local words and phrases to take in every region of the country

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Susie Dent is a lexicographer, logophile, and longtime queen of Countdown's Dictionary Corner. An independent editor and translator, Dent is the author multiple books that explore the joys of language, including Word Perfect, and How To Talk Like A Local. Previously, Dent has also worked across numerous editions of The Language Report, an annual guide to the new words and phrases that find their way into the English language.


It's an interesting and, at times, hilarious read. One for word-lovers
*The Sun*

A scattershot guide to regional British vocabulary, from "gutties" to "woollyback" and beyond
*Big Issue Scotland*

An amenable, approachable but intelligent look at regional idiom and slang

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