Wonderful Words

Anthony Poulton-Smith SpeakerNet Sponsor

West Midlands
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Paid: Negotiable
9th April 2021
Words | History | Literature | Public Speaking

A to Z of Words You Will Never Hear Again - With over a million words in the full version of the Oxford English Dictionary and more being added all the time, you would think there are many we never use or ever even hear. You would be right but I wonder if you know how right? Of those million words the average person uses perhaps 20,000 when writing and only about 5,000 in everyday speech. So what happened to the others? Well here are a selection and these are not even among the more obscure

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About Anthony Poulton-Smith

A freelance journalist and author, with 80 books, many articles, is a ghostwriter, innumerable crosswords and puzzles published, whilst also compiling and marketing quizzes. These books have mostly been on the subject of the origins of place-names and as part of the publicity Anthony has been interviewed several times on the radio and privileged to be the guest speaker at more than four hundred events. Fascinated by the development of language and etymology, based in Tamworth Staffordshire and chairman of both Tamworth Literary Festival and Tamworth History Group.

Happy to travel and available at short notice.

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