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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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Something Rhymes with Purple Something Rhymes

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 2.3K 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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You can buy our branded mugs, tote bags and T-shirts here: https://bit.ly/37huhqs

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    Thank You and Farewell!

    Thank You and Farewell!

    Wow, this is the final episode of Something Rhymes With Purple. Susie, Gyles, and all of us at Purple HQ want to say a massive THANK YOU for being the best audience in the whole wide world. 



    We have had such fun making these episodes, and of course we had to finish with a listener correspondence special.



    Thank you for an amazing 5 years. SRWP - over and out!



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    Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week: 



    Optriculum: Something whose name you can’t remember for the moment.

    Discumgalligumfricated:Greatly astonished but pleased.

    Hiptiminigy: A cry that expressed exuberance of spirit.



    Gyles' poem this week was the infamous 'Our Revels Now Are Ended' quote by Prospero in The Tempest by William Shakespeare



    Our revels now are ended. These our actors, 

    As I foretold you, were all spirits and 

    Are melted into air, into thin air: 

    And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, 

    The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, 

    The solemn temples, the great globe itself, 

    Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve 

    And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, 

    Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff 

    As dreams are made on, and our little life 

    Is rounded with a sleep.



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    • 35 min
    Purple Forever!

    Purple Forever!

    The Purple People Club is officially closing. Thank you so much for all of your support over the past 5 years!!

    Enjoy one last bonus episode. VIVA LA PURPLE!

    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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    Portcullis

    Portcullis

    Ah, it's the penultimate week for our fantastic podcast. Join Susie and Gyles as they unpack the wondorous world of castles.



    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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    Don’t forget that you can join us in person at our upcoming tour, tap the link to find tickets: www.somethingrhymeswithpurple.com 



    Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week: 



    Hassock: Kneeler in a church.

    Quisquous: Difficult to handle.

    Umbriferous: Giving shade.



    Gyles' poem this week was 'Buckingham Palace' by A.A. Milne



    They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -

    Christopher Robin went down with Alice.

    Alice is marrying one of the guard.

    "A soldier's life is terrible hard,"

                                         Says Alice.



    They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -

    Christopher Robin went down with Alice.

    We saw a guard in a sentry-box.

    "One of the sergeants looks after their socks,"

                                         Says Alice.



    They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -

    Christopher Robin went down with Alice.

    We looked for the King, but he never came.

    "Well, God take care of him, all the same,"

                                         Says Alice.



    They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -

    Christopher Robin went down with Alice.

    They've great big parties inside the grounds.

    "I wouldn't be King for a hundred pounds,"

                                         Says Alice.



    They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -

    Christopher Robin went down with Alice.

    A face looked out, but it wasn't the King's.

    "He's much too busy a-signing things,"

                                         Says Alice.



    They're changing guard at Buckingham Palace -

    Christopher Robin went down with Alice.

    "Do you think the King knows all about me?"

    "Sure to, dear, but it's time for tea,"

                                         Says Alice.



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    • 43 min
    Castles

    Castles

    Why did the queen go to the castle opening? Because she heard there would be a knight to remember!

    This week, Susie and Gyles start Root Pursuit with the word 'castles', and they answer 2 additional listener correspondence emails.

    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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    Sorbetto

    Sorbetto

    You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream!



    Join Susie and Gyles this week as they take us on a delicious journey, unpacking the history behind ice cream flavour names.



    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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    Don’t forget that you can join us in person at our upcoming tour, tap the link to find tickets: www.somethingrhymeswithpurple.com 



    Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week: 



    Blowsing: Red-faced and somewhat dishevelled; having a blowsy appearance or quality. 

    Toodley-oodley: All fine and dandy.

    Ferricadouzer: A knockout blow.



    Gyles' poem this week was 'The End' by Alistair McGowan



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    • 38 min
    Ice Cream Flavours

    Ice Cream Flavours

    Ice cream and extra correspondence. What more could you ask for!

    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
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

C.J.R.90 ,

A joy to listen to

It is a joy to listen to Suzie and Gyles and has quickly become my favourite thing to listen to. Keep up the great work.

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.

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