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Mark Forsyth: People have begun 'twerking' which is terrible

Mark Forsyth: People have begun 'twerking' which is terrible

The New Collins English Dictionary publishes today and whilst the reasons we own dictionaries are to look up the meaning of a word when we're stuck or unsure about what it is we're actually trying to say, don't you want to know what new words have managed to grace the pages of this wondrous reference book?

Society changes rapidly nowadays and with words like 'twerking', 'hackerazzi' and 'bashtag' coming into the fold we have an expert on hand to tell us more about these new fascinating words and their origins.

Mark Forsyth is a non fiction writer and a word fanatic who wrote the introduction to the new Collins English Dictionary. He discusses his love for the dictionary with award winning journalist and self confessed word buff Lucy Mangan.

This is a very charming interview between Lucy and Mark and we were delighted to have them on the show.

They also gave a talk today called 'The Joy of Dictionaries' at Waterstones Piccadilly today in London so if you were unable to make the e

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