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University of Huddersfield

Spark-Jones Lecture Theatre (G/38)

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Huddersfield, England HD1 3DH

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We at Babel are pleased to announce our fourth annual Babel Lecture, which will be given by Susie Dent. The lecture will take place on the 11th May, 2018 at Babel's HQ, the University of Huddersfield. Attendance is free for all Babel readers and language lovers - simply book your place here and come along on the night!

Susie Dent is a writer and broadcaster on language. She has made over 2,000 appearances as the resident word expert on C4's Countdown and its comedy sister 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown, and comments regularly on TV and radio on words in the news. Susie also answers notes and queries about words and phrases in a weekly column, Dictionary Corner, for the Radio Times, and is a columnist for the website Mental Floss. She has written for the Independent on Sunday, the Telegraph, and the Daily Mail, and is the author of several books, including Susie Dent's Word of the Year, What Made the Crocodile Cry?, and How to Talk Like a Local.

Susie's talk will explore Americanisms and British attitudes towards them. Should we be annoyed by movies and elevators, or embrace transatlantic imports? Susie argues that all of us should throw off our British linguistic reserve and Americanize - even if only a little bit. She encourages us to embrace the verve of American vocabulary and to recognize that many of our American bugbears actually came from Britain in the first place.

The lecture will also mark the publication of the twenty-third issue of Babel. If you are not yet a Babel subscriber, visit the Babel website to learn more about us, and to read our free sampler issue.

If you have any queries, please get in touch at editors@babelzine.com.

We will email all attendees with details, including a campus map, shortly ahead of the event.

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