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Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth invite you to enhance your vocabulary, uncover the hidden origins of language and share their love of words. A Somethin' Else production. To get your beautiful SRWP mug go to https://purple.backstreetmerch.com/

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Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth invite you to enhance your vocabulary, uncover the hidden origins of language and share their love of words. A Somethin' Else production. To get your beautiful SRWP mug go to https://purple.backstreetmerch.com/

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    This week is our first ever show recorded in front of a LIVE audience. In front of a packed room of Purple People at the Islington Assembly Hall in London, Gyles and Susie discuss their love of words and their individual “word journeys”. Susie runs through some of her favourite etymologies like Buxom, Scurryfunge and Halcyon. Gyles reveals his New Year Resolutions and gives us a run down of the longest, shortest, most common and most liked words in the English language. 


    As a real treat we get to answer the Purple People’s questions with them there in the room and, as always, Susie has her trio of words for you to take into the week.


    We also have an exciting announcement regarding your next tea break… get your very own Something Rhymes With Purple mug here: https://purple.backstreetmerch.com/


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    Susie’s Trio:
    Nudnik - a pestering, nagging, or irritating person; a bore
    Propinquity - the state of being close to someone or something
    Obabmbulate - to walk about or wander


    If you have a question for Gyles and Susie please email purple@somethinelse.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 34 Min.
    We Have Our Own Merch!

    We Have Our Own Merch!

    Here at Something Rhymes With Purple we now have our very own mugs! Susie and Gyles are big fans, and you will be too!


    Pick up your very own Something Rhymes With Purple mug here: https://purple.backstreetmerch.com/


    Happy drinking! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 42 s
    Dexter

    Dexter

    This week we’re playing the name game! Following on from our recent episode on surnames and nominative determinism, we’re now casting our eye over first names. What do they mean? What are their origins? Do they reflect your personality or does your personality change to suit your name? So whether you’re a Gyles, Dexter, George, Charity, Faith, or a Harper, join us in finding out what’s in a name…
    As usual we’ll be answering questions you’ve sent in via Twitter and email and Susie will be serving up her trio of words for the week.


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    Susie’s trio:
    Ultracrepidarian - somebody who gives opinions on matters way above their knowledge
    Quidnunc - an inquisitive and gossipy person
    Kiddlywink - an old Cornish word for a pub or ale house


    If you’d like to get in touch with a question for Susie and Gyles for a future episode, mail purple@somethinelse.com. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 31 Min.
    Leather-arse

    Leather-arse

    Taxi!! This week we’re giving you a ride through the world of cabbie vernacular. We’re testing our Knowledge, taking you through the Oranges & Lemons right up to the Gasworks. But you better not be a Butter Boy taking advantage of this leather-arse who’s on a Churchill…


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    Susie’s Trio:
    Beeking - to bask in the sun or the warmth of the fire
    Nurdle - the perfect swoosh of toothpaste on a toothpaste advert
    Dasypygal - having hairy buttocks


    If you’d like to get in touch with a question for Susie and Gyles for a future episode, email purple@somethinelse.com. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 25 Min.
    Le Pétomane

    Le Pétomane

    It’s Christmaaaaaaaas! This week we’re vamping it up and delving into festive language, discovering the origins of Boxing Day, why a punch packs a punch, and why a partridge in a pear tree might not be the blessing it first seems. And to get you through the Christmas break Gyles has a few games up his sleeve… Happy Christmas one and all.


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    Susie’s trio:
    Gymnologise - to have an argument in the nude
    Eye-servant - someone who only works when the boss is looking
    Phrontistery - a place for contemplation


    If you’d like to get in touch with a question for Susie and Gyles for a future episode, email purple@somethinelse.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 36 Min.
    Tawdry

    Tawdry

    This week we’re doing some last-minute shopping and trying not to act like a couple of bulls in a china shop. We’ll be discussing the various theories behind the origin of Black Friday, why a shop is called a shop, why a high street is high, and differentiating between haggling and bartering.

    We also be learning about the connection between counters and computers and the difference between a BOGOF and a BOBFOC. As always we’ll be answering some of your excellent emails and having some fun with puns in a new word game. A Somethin’ Else production. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 28 Min.

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Dog entertainment

I usually listen to “Something rhymes with purple” when I take the dog for a walk on Tuesday morning here in Nuremberg, Germany. This morning I followed Gyles’ example and tried a bit lip wobbling. This seemed to entertain my dog a lot. 🐕😀 I really love your show an look forward to it every Tuesday.

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