D12. Ralph Keyes: The Hidden History of Coined Words

Did you know that Charles Dickens added cheesiness to the English language?

Successful word-coinages often conceal their beginnings. We take them at face value and rarely think about when and where they were first minted, but maybe we should.

In The Hidden History of Coined Words, Ralph Keyes informs and entertains as he explores the many unique ways in which words have been created – by accident, for laughs, as insults, or as hoaxes.

Interview by writer and poet James Nash.

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    • Date: Sunday 3rd October
    • Time: 2:30 pm
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