Susie Dent

Susie Dent
  • Lexicographer and etymologist

Susie Dent is best-known for her long-standing role in Channel 4’s Countdown as their resident lexicographer and etymologist. Intelligent and personable, Susie uses her presenting skills and passion for education to help companies to understand the need for clear communication and influence.

Susie also answers notes and queries about words and phrases in a weekly column, Dictionary Corner, for the Radio Times, and is a columnist for the website Mental Floss. She has written for the Independent on Sunday, the Telegraph, and the Daily Mail, and is the author of several books, including Susie Dent’s Word of the Year, What Made the Crocodile Cry?, and How to Talk Like a Local.

Believing that jargon is good, she uses her skill for linguistics to help audiences appreciate the value of precise language. She also helps businesses gain a new appreciation for the effectiveness of personal and business communication.

Susie’s mission is to help organisations understand that words matter and finding a way to meaningfully communicate will ensure lasting results.