David Crystal at Plackitt & Booth

David Crystal at Plackitt & Booth
  • Plackitt and Booth Booksellers, Plackitt and Booth Booksellers, 87C Clifton Street, Lytham St Annes, Lytham, Lancashire, FY8 5ER
    Plackitt and Booth Booksellers
    Plackitt and Booth Booksellers 87C Clifton Street Lytham St Annes Lytham, Lancashire FY8 5ER UNITED KINGDOM
  • 24/06/2015 18:30 - 24/06/2015 20:00

When did you last go 'stickle-butt' into a hedge? Can't remember? That's because old regional words have all but disappeared - and they are just waiting for linguist David Crystal to rediscover them. There will be lots of funny words - and wine. sticklebutt (adverb) - Headlong, with great impetuosity. 'He went stickle-butt into it!' Tickets are £3, redeemable against the book.

David Crystal works from his home in Holyhead, North Wales, as a writer, editor, lecturer and broadcaster. He has published extensively on the history and development of English, including The Stories of English, Evolving English and Spell It Out: The Singular Story of English Spelling. He and his son Ben joined forces to co-write You Say Potato and The Oxford Illustrated Dictionary of Shakespeare. He held a chair at the University of Reading for ten years, and is Honorary Professor of Linguistics at the University of Bangor. He was 'Master of Original Pronunciation' at Shakespeare's Globe in London for its productions of Romeo and Juliet and Troilus and Cressida in 2004-5, and has since acted as an accent consultant for other such productions worldwide.