A Treasury of Lost English with David Crystal in Bath

Thursday 29th October 2015

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.30pm
  • Start time 8pm
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David Crystal’s Disappearing Dictionary: A Treasury of Lost English Dialect Words is a fascinating trip into the darker linguistic recesses of our nation.  From abbey-lugger to slawterpooch, from limsy to skurreboloo, Crystal demonstrates the singular ability of words to capture the essence of place and past.  This promises to be a funny, educational – perhaps even moving –  evening with one of the nation’s foremost linguistic scholars.