25 Dec 2008 – from Matthew

OK – it’s tradition that I read my Susie Dent on my birthday/Christmas – whenever it comes to me! They’ve changed the format a bit – it’s a paperback and in alphabetical order by word, but with side issues and expansions, so still a list of new and interesting words that have come into the language or bubbled back up in the past year. So, lots of extreme sports, American politics and credit crunch words and phrases, then. Good stuff, as always.