Why Read Dictionaries? – Sydney Writers Festival @ Sydney Dance Company


Crossword maker, wordplay columnist and general word-nerd David Astle interrogates Mark Forsyth on having the most boring hobby in the world. Mark is the bestselling author of The Etymologicon, in which he takes ‘a circular stroll’ through the hidden connections between words, answering questions you never knew to ask about the relationship of disgruntled to gruntled and blank cheques to checkmate. He takes another ‘brief jaunt’ in The Horologicon and explores everything else linguistic in his blog, The Inky Fool.


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