410 episodes

Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth invite you to enhance your vocabulary, uncover the hidden origins of language and share their love of words in this award-winning podcast.

We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com

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Something Rhymes with Purple Something Rhymes

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 2.2K Ratings

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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 in this award-winning podcast.

We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com

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    Nirvana

    Nirvana

    This week, Susie and Gyles explore heaven. Join us as we uncover the historical, linguistic, and cultural roots of this divine subject.



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    Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week: 



    Splurgundy (Australian English): Sparkling burgundy.

    Scrouge: To encroach on someone’s personal space.

    Sardonian: One who flatters with deadly intent.



    Gyles' poem this week was 'Where We Began' by Irving Berlin



    Heaven, I'm in heaven

    And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak

    And I seem to find the happiness I seek

    When we're out together dancing, cheek to cheek



    Heaven, I'm in heaven

    And the cares that hung around me through the week

    Seem to vanish like a gambler's lucky streak

    When we're out together dancing, cheek to cheek



    Oh, I love to climb a mountain

    And to reach the highest peak

    But it doesn't thrill me half as much

    As dancing cheek to cheek



    Oh, I love to go out fishing

    In a river or a creek

    But I don't enjoy it half as much

    As dancing cheek to cheek



    Dance with me

    I want my arm about you

    The charm about you

    Will carry me through to Heaven



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    • 33 min
    Heaven

    Heaven

    This episode is absolutely heaven sent!

    We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us on our NEW email address here: purplepeople@somethingrhymes.com

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    Garbelage

    Garbelage

    This week Susie and Gyles are talking dirty. No, not in that way, get your head out of the gutter... Literally.



    Join us as we explore where words such as 'trash', 'garbage', 'litter' and 'trash' originate from.



    So tune in and let's talk all kinds of rubbish together!



    We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us on our email address here: purplepeople@somethingrhymes.com



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    Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week: 



    Rumptydooler: Something excellent.



    (rattlers, rippers, ripsnorters, roarers, clinkers, corkers, fizzers, screamers, sneezers, hummers, dingers, humdingers, and rumptydoolers



    Solivagant: Wandering alone.



    Nod-crafty: Having the knack of nodding the head with an air of great understanding, when you actually tuned out ages ago.



    Gyles' poem this week was 'If I Can Stop One Heart from Breaking' by Emily Dickinson



    If I can stop one heart from breaking,

    I shall not live in vain;

    If I can ease one life the aching,

    Or cool one pain,

    Or help one fainting robin

    Unto his nest again,

    I shall not live in vain.



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    • 40 min
    Rubbish

    Rubbish

    You thought the trash talking had come to a close! Well buckle up purple people.

    Also, we hear another 2 fabulous listener emails.

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    Sabana

    Sabana

    This week, Susie and Gyles embark on an exciting journey into the wild as we delve into the history and evolution of all things 'safari'. Discover how this term, rooted in Swahili and Arabic, has traveled through time and across continents to become synonymous with adventure and exploration.  



    We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us on our email address here: purplepeople@somethingrhymes.com  



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    Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week:   



    Catillate: To lick the dish. 

    Phubbing: Using your phone in social situations. 

    Blandish: To cajole or to gently flatter.  



    Gyles' poem this week was 'The Tyger' by William Blake  

    Tyger Tyger, burning bright,  

    In the forests of the night;  

    What immortal hand or eye,  

    Could frame thy fearful symmetry?  



    In what distant deeps or skies.  

    Burnt the fire of thine eyes? 

    On what wings dare he aspire? 

    What the hand, dare seize the fire?  



    And what shoulder, & what art, 

    Could twist the sinews of thy heart? 

    And when thy heart began to beat. 

    What dread hand? & what dread feet?  



    What the hammer? what the chain, 

    In what furnace was thy brain? 

    What the anvil? what dread grasp. 

    Dare its deadly terrors clasp?  



    When the stars threw down their spears  

    And water'd heaven with their tears: 

    Did he smile his work to see? 

    Did he who made the Lamb make thee?  



    Tyger Tyger burning bright, 

    In the forests of the night: 

    What immortal hand or eye, 

    Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?  



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    • 40 min
    The Purple People Club

    The Purple People Club

    We've had a makeover! Introducing you to... THE PURPLE PEOPLE CLUB! This is a super special subscription-only HQ all about you. Susie and Gyles play a new game, 'Root Pursuit', and we answer 2 more email correspondence.

    Get your comfies on and prepare to have so much fun.

    We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us on our NEW email address here: purplepeople@somethingrhymes.com

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

De Vado ,

General comment

Totally addictive program for anyone who loves any kind of play on words.
Gyles the over confident but brilliant wordsmith and Suzie the bashful and modest scholar on the origins of words
Great chemistry going on too.

Just started listening to many episodes from the beginning, 5 years ago.

Robert Wade~Smith in Menorca

jonpardoe ,

Too Many Adverts

I’ve listened to this show since the first episode but there now seems to be about three minutes of pre-roll adverts and a similar amount in the ‘advert break’. Not to mention that they are never relevant to me.

Hannah 2704 ,

Giles doesn’t like the woke

When you do a podcast, what you do in other spheres influences people’s views of you. Giles being up in arms about the “wokery” of using the word chest feeding on This Morning means I will not be listening again. What a load of rubbish.

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