- Panel Show
- 2012 - 2014
- BBC Radio 4
- 18 (3 series)
- Gyles Brandreth and Natalie Haynes
- Jon Hunter and James Kettle
- Claire Jones
There are toponyms, abbreviations, euphemisms, old words, new words, cockney rhyming slang, Greek gobbledegook, plus the panellists' picks of the ugliest and the most beautiful words. It's the whole world of words in 28 minutes.
Find out the meaning of words like giff-gaff, knock-knobbler and buckfitches; the difference between French marbles, French velvet and the French ache and hear the glorious poetry of the English language, as practiced by writers ranging from William Shakespeare to Vanilla Ice.
- Theme music is Wordy Rappinghood by Tom Tom Club.
- First broadcast
- Monday 20th February 2012 at 11:30am on BBC Radio 4
- Most recent repeats