Mark Forsyth is the author of The Etymologicon and writer of The Inky Fool blog. He is obsessed with the origin and meanings of words and his book, rather fittingly, is a circular stroll through the hidden connections of the English language.

In this hugely entertaining talk he takes on what is considered ‘correct’ English: dispelling myths, highlighting inconsistencies and generally poking fun at what all our teachers taught us to be true. From prepositions to plurals he goes to the far reaches of the archives to tease out the most ridiculous rules that apparently govern our language, silencing even the most punctilious of linguistic pedants!

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