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Winner of the Gold Award for Best Entertainment Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2020.
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 buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://purple.backstreetmerch.com/

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Winner of the Gold Award for Best Entertainment Podcast at the British Podcast Awards 2020.
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 buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://purple.backstreetmerch.com/

    Cackleberry

    Cackleberry

    Atten-SHUN! Lace up your boots and join Privates Dent and Brandreth as we take a linguistic yomp through the world of army slang. Wearing their canteen medals with pride, Gyles and Susie travel from Civvie Street to the mess, breaking bread with a sky pilot, a fetch, and a fobbit, before donning their crap hats, taking advantage of a desert lily and heading off to their doss bags feeling utterly chinstrapped.


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    Email Gyles and Susie via purple@somethinelse.com


    Susie's trio:
    Betwattled - confused or bewildered
    Hopper-arsed - having large buttocks
    Lobcock - a dull, sluggish person
     
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    • 34 min.
    Vedettes

    Vedettes

    Having tackled the stars in the sky, this week we’re turning our gaze to the stars who walk upon the earth. From the first celebrities to Beatle-mania via way of the inaugural ‘It Girl’ we’re tackling the full A-List of famous terminologies. This gives Gyles the perfect platform for some legitimate name-dropping, we delve deeper into Susie’s Arsene Wenger brain crush, and we discover Oscar Wilde’s numerous and ingenious methods of getting noticed.


    We also find time to give a few listeners their 15-minutes of Purple fame by answering their language questions, Susie has a terrific trio of words, and Gyles caps things off with a witty poem about growing old.


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    Susie’s Trio:
    Dew snail - alternative name for a slug
    Uhtceare - anxiety just before dawn breaks
    Sloom - to gently sleep or lightly slumber


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    • 38 min.
    Nutmeg

    Nutmeg

    With the season kicking off on Saturday we’re lacing up our linguistic shooting boots and taking a dive (boo!) into the language of football… or should that be soccer? Either way Gyles is ‘taking one for the team’ this week as he plays more of a ‘cheese sandwich’ to Susie’s footie ‘fanatic’. She throws nutmegs, Panenkas, and Rabonas into the ‘mixer’ whilst deftly avoiding throwing him a ‘hospital pass’.
    In the second half we whizz through some fascinating club nicknames from the Mackems to the Toffees via way of a remarkable story involving a monkey (supposedly) meeting a nasty end in Hartlepool…
    As always we answer lots of your questions (and laugh/groan at your jokes), Susie has a tantalising trio for you, and Gyles reveals how he once played matchmaker for the ultimate football playboy.


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    Susie’s trio:
    Flype - to roll up your socks before putting them on
    Sprunt - to chase girls around a haystack after dark
    Biffin - a deep red cooking apple
     
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    • 33 min.
    Phylactology

    Phylactology

    Pssst… yes you… how do you fancy being a birdwatcher or perhaps a sleeper ready to wake up in time for the dead drop? Well, listen in and allow Agents Brandreth and Dent to provide you with the linguistic pocket-litter to avoid you blowing your cover. If you haven’t yet cracked the code, this week we’re discussing the intricate language of the murky world of espionage. Find out the difference between the Scalphunters and the Lamplighters, get your “shoes” from the Cobbler and join us as we go undercover and onto spook street… oh, and remember, it’s freezing in London today…


    When Susie and Gyles come in from the cold, they seize the opportunity to answer lots of your questions on pub names, the connection (or lack thereof) between the compass points and the news, and they flip lunch on its head.


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    Susie’s Trio:


    Nuncheon - a drink to be taken at luncheon
    A fit of the clevers - a sudden spurt of activity when you notice the time
    Jack brew - a cuppa you make without making one for anyone else
     
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    • 35 min.
    Boffola

    Boffola

    This week’s podcast is an absolute joke… in a good way! Join Gyles and Susie as they whisk us through the history of the things that make us laugh. From the first recorded joke in history (newsflash: toilet humour is nothing new) to the best jokes of recent Edinburgh Fringe Festivals, prepare to guffaw (and groan) your way through the next 45 minutes. We’ve got chickens crossing roads, a banned Christmas cracker joke, the origin of Knock Knock humour, and Gyles keeps things ticking over by dusting off a few old classics as well as throwing in a couple of up-to-date rib-ticklers for good measure. In the second half Susie dives into the etymology of humorous language, from puns to shaggy dog stories, and always, sends us off with a trio of words to take into the week. Get ready to slap those thighs!


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    Susie’s Trio:
    Bovarism - an unreal or romanticised perception of oneself
    Balatronic - characteristic of a buffoon
    Chawbacon - a country-dweller
     
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    • 42 min.
    Dr. Johnson

    Dr. Johnson

    Dictionaries, depression, a doctorate and a 311th birthday to celebrate…can you guess? Oh yes, this week Susie and Gyles are saluting one of their literary heroes: Doctor Samuel Johnson!


    We will journey from Litchfield to London and whilst liaising with the literary greats of the day (and falling in love) we will discover how Johnson's desire to halt the degradation of the English language gave us his dictionary. A tumultuous tale involving embryos, rants, hiccups and kisses and a trip to the brothel (not by Johnson himself, of course!) and a tale that has put him amongst one of the most important people in the history of recording language.


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    If you would like to nominate your word for ‘that’ sound that older people make when they sit down or stand up, or if you have any other questions for Susie and Gyles, you can get in touch at purple@somethinelse.com


    Susie’s Trio: 
    Psittacism - meaningless or mechanical repetition of words and phrases
    Exfamiliation - exclusion from ones family 
    Scrouging - inconvenience or discomfort someone by standing too close to them
     
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    • 34 min.

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4.9 van 5
10 beoordelingen

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Baobabfruit ,

Absolutely wonderfull

This is an amazing podcast aimed at everyone who likes linguistics and/or words. Learn surprising definitions behind all day words, and Wonderfull words for sentences that you would never have expected !

Such as the word apricity, meaning : “the warmth of the sun”,
Or mistletoe meaning poop on a stick.

Extremely enjoyable.

cathy cook ,

Loyal listener

Love the podcast.only wish it could be longer 👏👏

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