Take an unexpected and witty journey with Susie Dent, unravelling and decoding the many secret languages of Britain. Dent has interviewed hundreds of professionals, hobbyists and enthusiasts, and the result is an idiosyncratic phrasebook like no other!
Did you know that builders refer to plastering the ceiling as doing Lionel Richie's dancefloor? Or that ticket inspectors discreetly request backup by asking another member of staff the whereabouts of Mr Sidmouth? This book is filled with wonderfully funny, wise, and fascinating facts on languages of modern tribes.