Limericks, Brazil nuts, Manilla envelopes and Panama hats. In a whimsical round-the-world jaunt that takes him from the East Midlands to Bikini Atoll, Paul Anthony Jones reveals the hidden histories and global adventures that lie within the pages of our dictionaries. Find out how a small Czech village came to give us the word dollar; how a tiny hamlet in Nottinghamshire would become Gotham City; how an island with more bears than people gave us hooch; and how Stellenbosch, a South African town, became a verb meaning to demote someone on the sly.  

Chaired by Lisa Shaw, BBC Newcastle

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