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  • Published: 15 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781848094970
  • Imprint: Preface Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $32.99

The Complete Uxbridge English Dictionary

I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue




The complete, unabridged, unreserved collection from the very best round of BBC Radio 4's 'I'm Sorry I haven't a Clue' - 'The Uxbridge English Dictionary'. Contains words soon to be used in a major motion picture.

Do words fail you? Never again, once you've become the proud owner of The Complete Uxbridge English Dictionary.

Every word has a meaning, but over the years those meanings change. Dip into these helpfully illustrated pages and you'll find many of the words you use every day without ever realising that their up-to-date definition is something entirely different.

Words like 'bunny' (rather like a bun), or 'cherish' (rather like a chair), 'Cardiology' (the study of knitwear) or 'buggery' (the study of insects), 'Venezuala' (a gondola with a harpoon) or 'Norway' (a Geordie exclamation of surprise), 'ivy' (the Roman for "four") or 'faculty' (cockney for "there's no more PG Tips").

Thanks to The Complete Uxbridge English Dictionary you can now use familiar, everyday words in total confidence, fully appraised of their latest meanings. Happy wording!

  • Published: 15 October 2016
  • ISBN: 9781848094970
  • Imprint: Preface Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $32.99

About the authors

Barry Cryer

In 1958 Barry Cryer had a Number 1 hit record in Finland with the song 'Purple People Eater' by Sheb Wooley. Over his 50-year career he has written for, among many, Morecambe and Wise, Bruce Forsyth, Tommy Cooper, Frankie Howerd, Bob Hope and Richard Pryor. He is a comedy legend.

Jon Naismith

Jon Naismith has produced on Radio: Week Ending, The Skivers, The News Quiz, Quote…Unquote, Elastic Planet, For One Horrible Moment, And I’m the Queen of Sheba, The Labour Exchange, Do Go On and About A Dog all for BBC Radio 4, as well as twenty years of I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, recently voted the second greatest Radio programme of all time after The Goons. He also co-created The Unbelievable Truth.

On TV he has produced and co-devised Bring Me The Head of Light Entertainment with Graham Norton and It’s Only TV But I Like It with Jonathan Ross, Jack Dee, Phill Jupitus and Julian Clary and has produced This Week Only with Joe Cornish, Nick Frost, Chris Addison and Lauren Laverne for Channel 4, God Almighty with Clive Anderson for Channel 5, The Smith & Jones Sketchbook with Mel Smith and Griff Rhys-Jones for BBC1 and Shane with Frank Skinner for ITV1.

Praise for The Complete Uxbridge English Dictionary

If the 2016 lexicon is just too bleak, take refuge in the most comprehensive list of Uxbridge definitions to date from the wags at BBC Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue.

Stocking Filler of the Year, The Times

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