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Millennials have a point about 'offensive' full stops, says Susie Dent

Millennials have a point about 'offensive' full stops, says Susie Dent

The Countdown star agrees that the punctuation mark can be aggressive and indicate resentment in text conversations

Read full article: Millennials have a point about 'offensiv...→
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Rachel Riley urges Nick Hewer to 'stay safe' as he's replaced on Countdown by Colin Murray

Rachel Riley urges Nick Hewer to 'stay safe' as he's replaced on Countdown by Colin Murray

RACHEL RILEY, best known for co-presenting Countdown with Nick Hewer and Susie Dent, urged her "TV husband" to "stay safe", as the 76-year-old takes some time [...]

Read full article: Rachel Riley urges Nick Hewer to 'stay s...→
Steph McGovern catches out Countdown star Susie Dent with word 'no one understood'

Steph McGovern catches out Countdown star Susie Dent with word 'no one understood'

STEPH MCGOVERN, former BBC Breakfast presenter who now fronts her own show on Channel 4, managed to catch out Countdown brainiac Susie Dent with a word she'd n [...]

Read full article: Steph McGovern catches out Countdown sta...→
Countdown's Susie Dent breaks silence on 'tough day' after mishap: 'Made my stomach turn'

Countdown's Susie Dent breaks silence on 'tough day' after mishap: 'Made my stomach turn'

SUSIE DENT - a lexicographer on Channel 4 show Countdown - has opened up about an error she discovered in her latest move away from the show, which made her "s [...]

Read full article: Countdown's Susie Dent breaks silence on...→
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Susie Dent: Countdown star apologises over Strictly Come Dancing comments 'Sorry'

Susie Dent: Countdown star apologises over Strictly Come Dancing comments 'Sorry'

SUSIE DENT - Channel 4's Countdown star - has apologised after speaking out about whether she would consider taking on Strictly Come Dancing in the future.

Read full article: Susie Dent: Countdown star apologises ov...→
Susie Dent 'gutted' after new book Word Perfect printed with host of typos

Susie Dent 'gutted' after new book Word Perfect printed with host of typos

Lexicographer and Countdown personality says she can now attest to the power of ‘lalochezia’: swearing to alleviate stress

Read full article: Susie Dent 'gutted' after new book Word ...→
  • #Susie Dent
Word queen Susie Dent creating birthday cards using ancient English insults

Word queen Susie Dent creating birthday cards using ancient English insults

Moonpig has transformed Susie's newfound jibes into a new line of birthday cards to celebrate September, the most common birth month in England and Wales

Read full article: Word queen Susie Dent creating birthday ...→
The perfect insults you’ve never heard of - BBC Reel

The perfect insults you’ve never heard of - BBC Reel

It can be hard to find the right word for someone who really pushes your buttons. At times like these, a historical dictionary can be your friend. Here are two [...]

Read full article: The perfect insults you’ve never heard o...→
Issue of the day: Countdown's star's lessons for Alexa

Issue of the day: Countdown's star's lessons for Alexa

SHE is the country’s best known wordsmith who has appeared in Countdown's Dictionary Corner for nearly 30 years. Now Susie Dent is helping to…

Read full article: Issue of the day: Countdown's star's les...→
  • #Susie Dent
Amazon Alexa has learnt 100s of regional phrases including 'ta-ra' and 'aye-up'

Amazon Alexa has learnt 100s of regional phrases including 'ta-ra' and 'aye-up'

Amazon has worked with Susie Dent to expand Alexa's vocabulary, introducing the virtual assistant to hundreds of new regional words

Read full article: Amazon Alexa has learnt 100s of regional...→
  • #Susie Dent
Amazon's Alexa gets a language lesson... from Suzie Dent!

Amazon's Alexa gets a language lesson... from Suzie Dent!

Amazon's Alexa smart speaker has been given some lessons in Geordie, Brummie and Glaswegian to help it with some of our quirkier dialects. Pictured: Susie Dent [...]

Read full article: Amazon's Alexa gets a language lesson......→
Susie Dent husband: Is Susie Dent still married?

Susie Dent husband: Is Susie Dent still married?

COUNTDOWN star Susie Dent will look back on the best moments from the series, but is the Channel 4 lexicographer still married?

Read full article: Susie Dent husband: Is Susie Dent still ...→
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Horizon: What’s The Matter With Tony Slattery? review — how a comedian’s tragedy was redeemed by love

Horizon: What’s The Matter With Tony Slattery? review — how a comedian’s tragedy was redeemed by love

Horizon: What’s The Matter With Tony Slattery? BBC Two★★★★★The Countdown lexicographer Susie Dent recently shared the word “crambazzled” to describe someone pr [...]

Read full article: Horizon: What’s The Matter With Tony Sla...→
The fascinating history of the f-word - BBC Reel

The fascinating history of the f-word - BBC Reel

This video contains very strong language that may offend some viewers. Due to its explicit language, if you have children nearby, then please watch later. It's [...]

Read full article: The fascinating history of the f-word - ...→
Rachel Riley blames Susie Dent for X-rated Countdown remark as Channel 4 guest spills all

Rachel Riley blames Susie Dent for X-rated Countdown remark as Channel 4 guest spills all

RACHEL RILEY - who presents Countdown on Channel 4 - made a shock remark while filming according to guest Dr Phil Hammond, as he spilled details on his upcomin [...]

Read full article: Rachel Riley blames Susie Dent for X-rat...→
Susie Dent turned down 'terrifying' Countdown role three times before boss got involved

Susie Dent turned down 'terrifying' Countdown role three times before boss got involved

SUSIE DENT - a lexicographer and star of Channel 4's Countdown - had to be "persuaded" by her former boss to take the television job for which she is famous, a [...]

Read full article: Susie Dent turned down 'terrifying' Coun...→
  • #Susie Dent
Susie Dent addresses 'arrogant' Countdown appearance: 'I didn't mean to be'

Susie Dent addresses 'arrogant' Countdown appearance: 'I didn't mean to be'

SUSIE DENT - the Countdown star - has recalled her very first appearance on the Channel 4 game show, admitting she looked "arrogant" and "absolutely terrified" [...]

Read full article: Susie Dent addresses 'arrogant' Countdow...→
Rachel Riley red-faced as Susie Dent drops backstage Countdown secret 'We share bras!'

Rachel Riley red-faced as Susie Dent drops backstage Countdown secret 'We share bras!'

RACHEL RILEY was left red-faced after her co-star Susie Dent made a revelation on an episode of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, involving her undergarments.

Read full article: Rachel Riley red-faced as Susie Dent dro...→
Countdown's Susie Dent 'sick' after discovering 'Word Perfect' book is riddled with errors  

Countdown's Susie Dent 'sick' after discovering 'Word Perfect' book is riddled with errors  

The lexicographer, 55, has apologised after thousands of copies were printed using a draft version that had not been checked for mistakes

Read full article: Countdown's Susie Dent 'sick' after disc...→
  • #Susie Dent
Susie Dent helps Moonpig launch range of cards using ancient English INSULTS

Susie Dent helps Moonpig launch range of cards using ancient English INSULTS

TV WORD queen Susie Dent has been ‘sarding’ busy – helping to create a range of birthday cards featuring ancient English insults.     The lexicographer has dug [...]

Read full article: Susie Dent helps Moonpig launch range of...→
The happy history of the word ‘cheers’ - BBC Reel

The happy history of the word ‘cheers’ - BBC Reel

In the English language, there aren’t many happier histories than that of the word ‘cheers’. From a Latin term for your face, to the toasting word we know toda [...]

Read full article: The happy history of the word ‘cheers’ -...→
Susie Dent: Countdown star in surprise admission - 'I was never meant to be on TV'

Susie Dent: Countdown star in surprise admission - 'I was never meant to be on TV'

SUSIE DENT is back on our screens as the new series of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown continues but what has Susie said of her role on TV?

Read full article: Susie Dent: Countdown star in surprise a...→
  • #Susie Dent
The strange world of collective nouns - BBC Reel

The strange world of collective nouns - BBC Reel

Why do we need a ‘gaggle of geese’, an ‘exaltation of larks’ or a ‘smack of jellyfish’, and who decides their group term? It turns out that the only boring thi [...]

Read full article: The strange world of collective nouns - ...→
Susie Dent children: How many children does Susie Dent have?

Susie Dent children: How many children does Susie Dent have?

SUSIE DENT is back in the Dictionary Corner as the new series of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown continues but how many children does Susie have?

Read full article: Susie Dent children: How many children d...→
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Susie Dent interview: ‘I’m a gongoozler at heart — someone who loves watching activity on a stretch of water’

Susie Dent interview: ‘I’m a gongoozler at heart — someone who loves watching activity on a stretch of water’

In many ways holidays seemed more important to me as a child than they do now, perhaps because they were wrapped up in anticipation and expectation back then. [...]

Read full article: Susie Dent interview: ‘I’m a gongoozler ...→
  • #Susie Dent
Susie Dent thinks she 'looks arrogant' on Countdown as she admits not wanting to join show

Susie Dent thinks she 'looks arrogant' on Countdown as she admits not wanting to join show

SUSIE DENT - a lexicographer and regular on Countdown - has opened up about her fears of looking arrogant on the show as she recalled her first episode back in [...]

Read full article: Susie Dent thinks she 'looks arrogant' o...→
  • #Susie Dent
Susie Dent details moments she 'can't talk' to Countdown co-star Rachel Riley 'It matters'

Susie Dent details moments she 'can't talk' to Countdown co-star Rachel Riley 'It matters'

SUSIE DENT - a host on Countdown - has admitted there are times when the cast of the Channel 4 show "can't talk" to co-star Rachel Riley, but the reason may no [...]

Read full article: Susie Dent details moments she 'can't ta...→
Got a case of the ‘mubble fubbles’? How our lost language can bring delight and comfort

Got a case of the ‘mubble fubbles’? How our lost language can bring delight and comfort

Countdown’s 'linguistic magpie' Susie Dent has written a book exploring the origins of our most fascinating words and phrases

Read full article: Got a case of the ‘mubble fubbles’? How ...→
  • #Susie Dent
Countdown's Susie Dent apologises for typos in her new book Word Perfect

Countdown's Susie Dent apologises for typos in her new book Word Perfect

‘Today I can testify to the effectiveness of “lalochezia”: the use of swearing to alleviate stress and frustration,’ Dent tweeted

Read full article: Countdown's Susie Dent apologises for ty...→
  • #Susie Dent
Susie Dent speaks out on Countdown co-star: 'Jimmy Carr was respectful but now he isn't'

Susie Dent speaks out on Countdown co-star: 'Jimmy Carr was respectful but now he isn't'

SUSIE DENT has spoken out about her 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown co-star Jimmy Carr, as the lexicographer admitted the comedian "was respectful but now he c [...]

Read full article: Susie Dent speaks out on Countdown co-st...→
Countdown queen Susie Dent helped to create a range of funny birthday cards

Countdown queen Susie Dent helped to create a range of funny birthday cards

Moonpig has transformed Susie Dent's newfound jibes into a new line of birthday cards to celebrate September, the most common birth month in England and Wales

Read full article: Countdown queen Susie Dent helped to cre...→
Rachel Riley cuts off Countdown player as he makes major error: 'We're in trouble!'

Rachel Riley cuts off Countdown player as he makes major error: 'We're in trouble!'

RACHEL RILEY took her regular spot by the numbers and letters on Friday's edition of Countdown alongside host Nick Hewer and Dictionary Corner stalwart Susie D [...]

Read full article: Rachel Riley cuts off Countdown player a...→
Susie Dent heartbreak: Susie opens up - 'Not as demure as people might think'

Susie Dent heartbreak: Susie opens up - 'Not as demure as people might think'

SUSIE DENT features is a compilation style episode of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown tonight as the show looks back on its best bits of the new series.

Read full article: Susie Dent heartbreak: Susie opens up - ...→
  • #Susie Dent
Amazon’s Alexa can now understand regional dialects better

Amazon’s Alexa can now understand regional dialects better

Countdown's Susie Dent has been teaching the virtual assistant hundreds of new regional words including a range of ways of saying hello, dinner, sandwiches, mu [...]

Read full article: Amazon’s Alexa can now understand region...→
  • #Susie Dent
Susie Dent leaves Nick Hewer red-faced as she corrects awkward blunder: 'Shows me up!'

Susie Dent leaves Nick Hewer red-faced as she corrects awkward blunder: 'Shows me up!'

SUSIE DENT was joined by Countdown guest Nina Hossain in dictionary corner this afternoon as she, Rachel Riley and Nick Hewer welcomed two budding quizzers to [...]

Read full article: Susie Dent leaves Nick Hewer red-faced a...→
Susie Dent husband: Who is Susie Dent married to?

Susie Dent husband: Who is Susie Dent married to?

SUSIE DENT is back on our screens in the new series of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown but who is the famous lexicographer married to?

Read full article: Susie Dent husband: Who is Susie Dent ma...→
  • #Susie Dent
Millennials have a point about 'offensive' full stops, says Susie Dent

Millennials have a point about 'offensive' full stops, says Susie Dent

The Countdown star agrees that the punctuation mark can be aggressive and indicate resentment in text conversations

Read full article: Millennials have a point about 'offensiv...→
  • #Susie Dent
Susie Dent interview: ‘I’m a gongoozler at heart — someone who loves watching activity on a stretch of water’

Susie Dent interview: ‘I’m a gongoozler at heart — someone who loves watching activity on a stretch of water’

In many ways holidays seemed more important to me as a child than they do now, perhaps because they were wrapped up in anticipation and expectation back then. [...]

Read full article: Susie Dent interview: ‘I’m a gongoozler ...→
  • #Susie Dent
Rachel Riley blames Susie Dent for X-rated Countdown remark as Channel 4 guest spills all

Rachel Riley blames Susie Dent for X-rated Countdown remark as Channel 4 guest spills all

RACHEL RILEY - who presents Countdown on Channel 4 - made a shock remark while filming according to guest Dr Phil Hammond, as he spilled details on his upcomin [...]

Read full article: Rachel Riley blames Susie Dent for X-rat...→
Steph McGovern catches out Countdown star Susie Dent with word 'no one understood'

Steph McGovern catches out Countdown star Susie Dent with word 'no one understood'

STEPH MCGOVERN, former BBC Breakfast presenter who now fronts her own show on Channel 4, managed to catch out Countdown brainiac Susie Dent with a word she'd n [...]

Read full article: Steph McGovern catches out Countdown sta...→
Susie Dent thinks she 'looks arrogant' on Countdown as she admits not wanting to join show

Susie Dent thinks she 'looks arrogant' on Countdown as she admits not wanting to join show

SUSIE DENT - a lexicographer and regular on Countdown - has opened up about her fears of looking arrogant on the show as she recalled her first episode back in [...]

Read full article: Susie Dent thinks she 'looks arrogant' o...→
  • #Susie Dent
Susie Dent addresses 'arrogant' Countdown appearance: 'I didn't mean to be'

Susie Dent addresses 'arrogant' Countdown appearance: 'I didn't mean to be'

SUSIE DENT - the Countdown star - has recalled her very first appearance on the Channel 4 game show, admitting she looked "arrogant" and "absolutely terrified" [...]

Read full article: Susie Dent addresses 'arrogant' Countdow...→
Susie Dent: Countdown star apologises over Strictly Come Dancing comments 'Sorry'

Susie Dent: Countdown star apologises over Strictly Come Dancing comments 'Sorry'

SUSIE DENT - Channel 4's Countdown star - has apologised after speaking out about whether she would consider taking on Strictly Come Dancing in the future.

Read full article: Susie Dent: Countdown star apologises ov...→
Got a case of the ‘mubble fubbles’? How our lost language can bring delight and comfort

Got a case of the ‘mubble fubbles’? How our lost language can bring delight and comfort

Countdown’s 'linguistic magpie' Susie Dent has written a book exploring the origins of our most fascinating words and phrases

Read full article: Got a case of the ‘mubble fubbles’? How ...→
  • #Susie Dent
Susie Dent 'gutted' after new book Word Perfect printed with host of typos

Susie Dent 'gutted' after new book Word Perfect printed with host of typos

Lexicographer and Countdown personality says she can now attest to the power of ‘lalochezia’: swearing to alleviate stress

Read full article: Susie Dent 'gutted' after new book Word ...→
  • #Susie Dent
Susie Dent speaks out on Countdown co-star: 'Jimmy Carr was respectful but now he isn't'

Susie Dent speaks out on Countdown co-star: 'Jimmy Carr was respectful but now he isn't'

SUSIE DENT has spoken out about her 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown co-star Jimmy Carr, as the lexicographer admitted the comedian "was respectful but now he c [...]

Read full article: Susie Dent speaks out on Countdown co-st...→
Susie Dent helps Moonpig launch range of cards using ancient English INSULTS

Susie Dent helps Moonpig launch range of cards using ancient English INSULTS

TV WORD queen Susie Dent has been ‘sarding’ busy – helping to create a range of birthday cards featuring ancient English insults.     The lexicographer has dug [...]

Read full article: Susie Dent helps Moonpig launch range of...→
The perfect insults you’ve never heard of - BBC Reel

The perfect insults you’ve never heard of - BBC Reel

It can be hard to find the right word for someone who really pushes your buttons. At times like these, a historical dictionary can be your friend. Here are two [...]

Read full article: The perfect insults you’ve never heard o...→
Rachel Riley cuts off Countdown player as he makes major error: 'We're in trouble!'

Rachel Riley cuts off Countdown player as he makes major error: 'We're in trouble!'

RACHEL RILEY took her regular spot by the numbers and letters on Friday's edition of Countdown alongside host Nick Hewer and Dictionary Corner stalwart Susie D [...]

Read full article: Rachel Riley cuts off Countdown player a...→
Susie Dent: Countdown star in surprise admission - 'I was never meant to be on TV'

Susie Dent: Countdown star in surprise admission - 'I was never meant to be on TV'

SUSIE DENT is back on our screens as the new series of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown continues but what has Susie said of her role on TV?

Read full article: Susie Dent: Countdown star in surprise a...→
  • #Susie Dent
Amazon Alexa has learnt 100s of regional phrases including 'ta-ra' and 'aye-up'

Amazon Alexa has learnt 100s of regional phrases including 'ta-ra' and 'aye-up'

Amazon has worked with Susie Dent to expand Alexa's vocabulary, introducing the virtual assistant to hundreds of new regional words

Read full article: Amazon Alexa has learnt 100s of regional...→
  • #Susie Dent
Amazon’s Alexa can now understand regional dialects better

Amazon’s Alexa can now understand regional dialects better

Countdown's Susie Dent has been teaching the virtual assistant hundreds of new regional words including a range of ways of saying hello, dinner, sandwiches, mu [...]

Read full article: Amazon’s Alexa can now understand region...→
  • #Susie Dent
The strange world of collective nouns - BBC Reel

The strange world of collective nouns - BBC Reel

Why do we need a ‘gaggle of geese’, an ‘exaltation of larks’ or a ‘smack of jellyfish’, and who decides their group term? It turns out that the only boring thi [...]

Read full article: The strange world of collective nouns - ...→
Susie Dent husband: Is Susie Dent still married?

Susie Dent husband: Is Susie Dent still married?

COUNTDOWN star Susie Dent will look back on the best moments from the series, but is the Channel 4 lexicographer still married?

Read full article: Susie Dent husband: Is Susie Dent still ...→
  • #Susie Dent
Susie Dent husband: Who is Susie Dent married to?

Susie Dent husband: Who is Susie Dent married to?

SUSIE DENT is back on our screens in the new series of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown but who is the famous lexicographer married to?

Read full article: Susie Dent husband: Who is Susie Dent ma...→
  • #Susie Dent
The fascinating history of the f-word - BBC Reel

The fascinating history of the f-word - BBC Reel

This video contains very strong language that may offend some viewers. Due to its explicit language, if you have children nearby, then please watch later. It's [...]

Read full article: The fascinating history of the f-word - ...→
Rachel Riley urges Nick Hewer to 'stay safe' as he's replaced on Countdown by Colin Murray

Rachel Riley urges Nick Hewer to 'stay safe' as he's replaced on Countdown by Colin Murray

RACHEL RILEY, best known for co-presenting Countdown with Nick Hewer and Susie Dent, urged her "TV husband" to "stay safe", as the 76-year-old takes some time [...]

Read full article: Rachel Riley urges Nick Hewer to 'stay s...→
Susie Dent turned down 'terrifying' Countdown role three times before boss got involved

Susie Dent turned down 'terrifying' Countdown role three times before boss got involved

SUSIE DENT - a lexicographer and star of Channel 4's Countdown - had to be "persuaded" by her former boss to take the television job for which she is famous, a [...]

Read full article: Susie Dent turned down 'terrifying' Coun...→
  • #Susie Dent
Countdown's Susie Dent breaks silence on 'tough day' after mishap: 'Made my stomach turn'

Countdown's Susie Dent breaks silence on 'tough day' after mishap: 'Made my stomach turn'

SUSIE DENT - a lexicographer on Channel 4 show Countdown - has opened up about an error she discovered in her latest move away from the show, which made her "s [...]

Read full article: Countdown's Susie Dent breaks silence on...→
  • #Susie Dent
Susie Dent details moments she 'can't talk' to Countdown co-star Rachel Riley 'It matters'

Susie Dent details moments she 'can't talk' to Countdown co-star Rachel Riley 'It matters'

SUSIE DENT - a host on Countdown - has admitted there are times when the cast of the Channel 4 show "can't talk" to co-star Rachel Riley, but the reason may no [...]

Read full article: Susie Dent details moments she 'can't ta...→
Rachel Riley red-faced as Susie Dent drops backstage Countdown secret 'We share bras!'

Rachel Riley red-faced as Susie Dent drops backstage Countdown secret 'We share bras!'

RACHEL RILEY was left red-faced after her co-star Susie Dent made a revelation on an episode of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, involving her undergarments.

Read full article: Rachel Riley red-faced as Susie Dent dro...→
Countdown's Susie Dent apologises for typos in her new book Word Perfect

Countdown's Susie Dent apologises for typos in her new book Word Perfect

‘Today I can testify to the effectiveness of “lalochezia”: the use of swearing to alleviate stress and frustration,’ Dent tweeted

Read full article: Countdown's Susie Dent apologises for ty...→
  • #Susie Dent
Countdown's Susie Dent 'sick' after discovering 'Word Perfect' book is riddled with errors  

Countdown's Susie Dent 'sick' after discovering 'Word Perfect' book is riddled with errors  

The lexicographer, 55, has apologised after thousands of copies were printed using a draft version that had not been checked for mistakes

Read full article: Countdown's Susie Dent 'sick' after disc...→
  • #Susie Dent
Word queen Susie Dent creating birthday cards using ancient English insults

Word queen Susie Dent creating birthday cards using ancient English insults

Moonpig has transformed Susie's newfound jibes into a new line of birthday cards to celebrate September, the most common birth month in England and Wales

Read full article: Word queen Susie Dent creating birthday ...→
Countdown queen Susie Dent helped to create a range of funny birthday cards

Countdown queen Susie Dent helped to create a range of funny birthday cards

Moonpig has transformed Susie Dent's newfound jibes into a new line of birthday cards to celebrate September, the most common birth month in England and Wales

Read full article: Countdown queen Susie Dent helped to cre...→
The happy history of the word ‘cheers’ - BBC Reel

The happy history of the word ‘cheers’ - BBC Reel

In the English language, there aren’t many happier histories than that of the word ‘cheers’. From a Latin term for your face, to the toasting word we know toda [...]

Read full article: The happy history of the word ‘cheers’ -...→
Issue of the day: Countdown's star's lessons for Alexa

Issue of the day: Countdown's star's lessons for Alexa

SHE is the country’s best known wordsmith who has appeared in Countdown's Dictionary Corner for nearly 30 years. Now Susie Dent is helping to…

Read full article: Issue of the day: Countdown's star's les...→
  • #Susie Dent
Susie Dent heartbreak: Susie opens up - 'Not as demure as people might think'

Susie Dent heartbreak: Susie opens up - 'Not as demure as people might think'

SUSIE DENT features is a compilation style episode of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown tonight as the show looks back on its best bits of the new series.

Read full article: Susie Dent heartbreak: Susie opens up - ...→
  • #Susie Dent
Amazon's Alexa gets a language lesson... from Suzie Dent!

Amazon's Alexa gets a language lesson... from Suzie Dent!

Amazon's Alexa smart speaker has been given some lessons in Geordie, Brummie and Glaswegian to help it with some of our quirkier dialects. Pictured: Susie Dent [...]

Read full article: Amazon's Alexa gets a language lesson......→
Susie Dent leaves Nick Hewer red-faced as she corrects awkward blunder: 'Shows me up!'

Susie Dent leaves Nick Hewer red-faced as she corrects awkward blunder: 'Shows me up!'

SUSIE DENT was joined by Countdown guest Nina Hossain in dictionary corner this afternoon as she, Rachel Riley and Nick Hewer welcomed two budding quizzers to [...]

Read full article: Susie Dent leaves Nick Hewer red-faced a...→
Susie Dent children: How many children does Susie Dent have?

Susie Dent children: How many children does Susie Dent have?

SUSIE DENT is back in the Dictionary Corner as the new series of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown continues but how many children does Susie have?

Read full article: Susie Dent children: How many children d...→
  • #Susie Dent
Horizon: What’s The Matter With Tony Slattery? review — how a comedian’s tragedy was redeemed by love

Horizon: What’s The Matter With Tony Slattery? review — how a comedian’s tragedy was redeemed by love

Horizon: What’s The Matter With Tony Slattery? BBC Two★★★★★The Countdown lexicographer Susie Dent recently shared the word “crambazzled” to describe someone pr [...]

Read full article: Horizon: What’s The Matter With Tony Sla...→
Millennials have a point about 'offensive' full stops, says Susie Dent

Millennials have a point about 'offensive' full stops, says Susie Dent

The Countdown star agrees that the punctuation mark can be aggressive and indicate resentment in text conversations

Read full article: Millennials have a point about 'offensiv...→
  • #Susie Dent
The fascinating history of the f-word - BBC Reel

The fascinating history of the f-word - BBC Reel

This video contains very strong language that may offend some viewers. Due to its explicit language, if you have children nearby, then please watch later. It's [...]

Read full article: The fascinating history of the f-word - ...→
Susie Dent interview: ‘I’m a gongoozler at heart — someone who loves watching activity on a stretch of water’

Susie Dent interview: ‘I’m a gongoozler at heart — someone who loves watching activity on a stretch of water’

In many ways holidays seemed more important to me as a child than they do now, perhaps because they were wrapped up in anticipation and expectation back then. [...]

Read full article: Susie Dent interview: ‘I’m a gongoozler ...→
  • #Susie Dent
Rachel Riley urges Nick Hewer to 'stay safe' as he's replaced on Countdown by Colin Murray

Rachel Riley urges Nick Hewer to 'stay safe' as he's replaced on Countdown by Colin Murray

RACHEL RILEY, best known for co-presenting Countdown with Nick Hewer and Susie Dent, urged her "TV husband" to "stay safe", as the 76-year-old takes some time [...]

Read full article: Rachel Riley urges Nick Hewer to 'stay s...→
Rachel Riley blames Susie Dent for X-rated Countdown remark as Channel 4 guest spills all

Rachel Riley blames Susie Dent for X-rated Countdown remark as Channel 4 guest spills all

RACHEL RILEY - who presents Countdown on Channel 4 - made a shock remark while filming according to guest Dr Phil Hammond, as he spilled details on his upcomin [...]

Read full article: Rachel Riley blames Susie Dent for X-rat...→
Steph McGovern catches out Countdown star Susie Dent with word 'no one understood'

Steph McGovern catches out Countdown star Susie Dent with word 'no one understood'

STEPH MCGOVERN, former BBC Breakfast presenter who now fronts her own show on Channel 4, managed to catch out Countdown brainiac Susie Dent with a word she'd n [...]

Read full article: Steph McGovern catches out Countdown sta...→
Susie Dent turned down 'terrifying' Countdown role three times before boss got involved

Susie Dent turned down 'terrifying' Countdown role three times before boss got involved

SUSIE DENT - a lexicographer and star of Channel 4's Countdown - had to be "persuaded" by her former boss to take the television job for which she is famous, a [...]

Read full article: Susie Dent turned down 'terrifying' Coun...→
  • #Susie Dent
Susie Dent thinks she 'looks arrogant' on Countdown as she admits not wanting to join show

Susie Dent thinks she 'looks arrogant' on Countdown as she admits not wanting to join show

SUSIE DENT - a lexicographer and regular on Countdown - has opened up about her fears of looking arrogant on the show as she recalled her first episode back in [...]

Read full article: Susie Dent thinks she 'looks arrogant' o...→
  • #Susie Dent
Countdown's Susie Dent breaks silence on 'tough day' after mishap: 'Made my stomach turn'

Countdown's Susie Dent breaks silence on 'tough day' after mishap: 'Made my stomach turn'

SUSIE DENT - a lexicographer on Channel 4 show Countdown - has opened up about an error she discovered in her latest move away from the show, which made her "s [...]

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Susie Dent addresses 'arrogant' Countdown appearance: 'I didn't mean to be'

Susie Dent addresses 'arrogant' Countdown appearance: 'I didn't mean to be'

SUSIE DENT - the Countdown star - has recalled her very first appearance on the Channel 4 game show, admitting she looked "arrogant" and "absolutely terrified" [...]

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Susie Dent details moments she 'can't talk' to Countdown co-star Rachel Riley 'It matters'

Susie Dent details moments she 'can't talk' to Countdown co-star Rachel Riley 'It matters'

SUSIE DENT - a host on Countdown - has admitted there are times when the cast of the Channel 4 show "can't talk" to co-star Rachel Riley, but the reason may no [...]

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Susie Dent: Countdown star apologises over Strictly Come Dancing comments 'Sorry'

Susie Dent: Countdown star apologises over Strictly Come Dancing comments 'Sorry'

SUSIE DENT - Channel 4's Countdown star - has apologised after speaking out about whether she would consider taking on Strictly Come Dancing in the future.

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Rachel Riley red-faced as Susie Dent drops backstage Countdown secret 'We share bras!'

Rachel Riley red-faced as Susie Dent drops backstage Countdown secret 'We share bras!'

RACHEL RILEY was left red-faced after her co-star Susie Dent made a revelation on an episode of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, involving her undergarments.

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Got a case of the ‘mubble fubbles’? How our lost language can bring delight and comfort

Got a case of the ‘mubble fubbles’? How our lost language can bring delight and comfort

Countdown’s 'linguistic magpie' Susie Dent has written a book exploring the origins of our most fascinating words and phrases

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Countdown's Susie Dent apologises for typos in her new book Word Perfect

Countdown's Susie Dent apologises for typos in her new book Word Perfect

‘Today I can testify to the effectiveness of “lalochezia”: the use of swearing to alleviate stress and frustration,’ Dent tweeted

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Susie Dent 'gutted' after new book Word Perfect printed with host of typos

Susie Dent 'gutted' after new book Word Perfect printed with host of typos

Lexicographer and Countdown personality says she can now attest to the power of ‘lalochezia’: swearing to alleviate stress

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Countdown's Susie Dent 'sick' after discovering 'Word Perfect' book is riddled with errors  

Countdown's Susie Dent 'sick' after discovering 'Word Perfect' book is riddled with errors  

The lexicographer, 55, has apologised after thousands of copies were printed using a draft version that had not been checked for mistakes

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Susie Dent speaks out on Countdown co-star: 'Jimmy Carr was respectful but now he isn't'

Susie Dent speaks out on Countdown co-star: 'Jimmy Carr was respectful but now he isn't'

SUSIE DENT has spoken out about her 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown co-star Jimmy Carr, as the lexicographer admitted the comedian "was respectful but now he c [...]

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Word queen Susie Dent creating birthday cards using ancient English insults

Word queen Susie Dent creating birthday cards using ancient English insults

Moonpig has transformed Susie's newfound jibes into a new line of birthday cards to celebrate September, the most common birth month in England and Wales

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Susie Dent helps Moonpig launch range of cards using ancient English INSULTS

Susie Dent helps Moonpig launch range of cards using ancient English INSULTS

TV WORD queen Susie Dent has been ‘sarding’ busy – helping to create a range of birthday cards featuring ancient English insults.     The lexicographer has dug [...]

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Countdown queen Susie Dent helped to create a range of funny birthday cards

Countdown queen Susie Dent helped to create a range of funny birthday cards

Moonpig has transformed Susie Dent's newfound jibes into a new line of birthday cards to celebrate September, the most common birth month in England and Wales

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The perfect insults you’ve never heard of - BBC Reel

The perfect insults you’ve never heard of - BBC Reel

It can be hard to find the right word for someone who really pushes your buttons. At times like these, a historical dictionary can be your friend. Here are two [...]

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The happy history of the word ‘cheers’ - BBC Reel

The happy history of the word ‘cheers’ - BBC Reel

In the English language, there aren’t many happier histories than that of the word ‘cheers’. From a Latin term for your face, to the toasting word we know toda [...]

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Rachel Riley cuts off Countdown player as he makes major error: 'We're in trouble!'

Rachel Riley cuts off Countdown player as he makes major error: 'We're in trouble!'

RACHEL RILEY took her regular spot by the numbers and letters on Friday's edition of Countdown alongside host Nick Hewer and Dictionary Corner stalwart Susie D [...]

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Issue of the day: Countdown's star's lessons for Alexa

Issue of the day: Countdown's star's lessons for Alexa

SHE is the country’s best known wordsmith who has appeared in Countdown's Dictionary Corner for nearly 30 years. Now Susie Dent is helping to…

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Susie Dent: Countdown star in surprise admission - 'I was never meant to be on TV'

Susie Dent: Countdown star in surprise admission - 'I was never meant to be on TV'

SUSIE DENT is back on our screens as the new series of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown continues but what has Susie said of her role on TV?

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Susie Dent heartbreak: Susie opens up - 'Not as demure as people might think'

Susie Dent heartbreak: Susie opens up - 'Not as demure as people might think'

SUSIE DENT features is a compilation style episode of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown tonight as the show looks back on its best bits of the new series.

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Amazon Alexa has learnt 100s of regional phrases including 'ta-ra' and 'aye-up'

Amazon Alexa has learnt 100s of regional phrases including 'ta-ra' and 'aye-up'

Amazon has worked with Susie Dent to expand Alexa's vocabulary, introducing the virtual assistant to hundreds of new regional words

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Amazon’s Alexa can now understand regional dialects better

Amazon’s Alexa can now understand regional dialects better

Countdown's Susie Dent has been teaching the virtual assistant hundreds of new regional words including a range of ways of saying hello, dinner, sandwiches, mu [...]

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Amazon's Alexa gets a language lesson... from Suzie Dent!

Amazon's Alexa gets a language lesson... from Suzie Dent!

Amazon's Alexa smart speaker has been given some lessons in Geordie, Brummie and Glaswegian to help it with some of our quirkier dialects. Pictured: Susie Dent [...]

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The strange world of collective nouns - BBC Reel

The strange world of collective nouns - BBC Reel

Why do we need a ‘gaggle of geese’, an ‘exaltation of larks’ or a ‘smack of jellyfish’, and who decides their group term? It turns out that the only boring thi [...]

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Susie Dent leaves Nick Hewer red-faced as she corrects awkward blunder: 'Shows me up!'

Susie Dent leaves Nick Hewer red-faced as she corrects awkward blunder: 'Shows me up!'

SUSIE DENT was joined by Countdown guest Nina Hossain in dictionary corner this afternoon as she, Rachel Riley and Nick Hewer welcomed two budding quizzers to [...]

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Susie Dent husband: Is Susie Dent still married?

Susie Dent husband: Is Susie Dent still married?

COUNTDOWN star Susie Dent will look back on the best moments from the series, but is the Channel 4 lexicographer still married?

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Susie Dent children: How many children does Susie Dent have?

Susie Dent children: How many children does Susie Dent have?

SUSIE DENT is back in the Dictionary Corner as the new series of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown continues but how many children does Susie have?

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Susie Dent husband: Who is Susie Dent married to?

Susie Dent husband: Who is Susie Dent married to?

SUSIE DENT is back on our screens in the new series of 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown but who is the famous lexicographer married to?

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Horizon: What’s The Matter With Tony Slattery? review — how a comedian’s tragedy was redeemed by love

Horizon: What’s The Matter With Tony Slattery? review — how a comedian’s tragedy was redeemed by love

Horizon: What’s The Matter With Tony Slattery? BBC Two★★★★★The Countdown lexicographer Susie Dent recently shared the word “crambazzled” to describe someone pr [...]

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