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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....
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Something Rhymes with Purple Somethin’ Else

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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://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple

    Lovely Jubbly!

    Lovely Jubbly!

    Pay little heed to the title Purple People, this is still your weekly words and language podcast, Something Rhymes with Purple and not an Only Fool and Horses parody podcast but it does introduce us nicely to the subject of today’s episode: catchphrases!



    Ever wondered how something becomes a catchphrase? How catchphrases differ from a slogan or a quote? If you can even trademark a catchphrase? Then do listen on dear Purple People because in this episode Susie will take us back to the days of the British Music Hall to paint a potted history of Catchphrases. 



    Along the way, she’ll stop off at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, visit our dear yellow friends The Simpsons and Susie even has a quiz in store for us. Gyles becomes Detective Brandreth for the episode as he busts some catchphrase myths and reveals his celebrity doppelgänger (it’s not the young Dirk Bogarde much to Gyles’ disappointment).



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    Susie and Gyles want to hear the catchphrases you’ve grown up with - please email purple@somethinelse.com and let them know!



    Don’t forget, we’ve got a lovely new range of merchandise available from https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple so get your mugs, t-shirts, and tote bags today!



    Susie's Trio:
    Urtication - the act of whipping a numb limb with nettles in order to restore its feelings. 
    Seeksorrow - One who acts to his own detriment
    Drowning the Miller - to use more water than necessary
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    Prestidigitation

    Prestidigitation

    This week we’re peeking behind the magician’s cloth to trick you into a world of tricks, rigs, and prestidigitation. With characteristic sleight-of-hand our mesmerising hosts saw in half the language of magicians, Gyles shares some jaw-dropping tales from being up close with TV magicians, and Susie recounts a tale of when Countdown’s Nick Hewer was scammed on the street. 



    Warning: this episode does contain some minor spoilers of how well-known tricks are performed. Please don’t tell the Magic Circle.



    As always there’s plenty of time to answer your questions and this week we get to the bottom of snewing in Liverpool, the link between garlic cloves and your toes, and there’s a chance for Susie to practice her Scouse accent as she asks, “Accrington Stanley… who are they?”



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    If you want to get in touch with Gyles and Susie about your favourite magic tricks from around the world or about anything else then the email is purple@somethinelse.com



    Don’t forget, we’ve got a lovely new range of merchandise available from https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple so get your mugs, t-shirts, and tote bags today!



    Susie’s Trio:
    Knick-knackatarian - a dealer in nick nacks
    Flamfoo - a gaudily-dressed female; someone who is more froth than substance 
    Biblioklept - a book thief, someone who borrows a book and never gives it back



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    Caput

    Caput

    Today is an episode for the bookworms (and we are assuming that that will be many of you, Purple People) as Susie and Gyles will be delving into the world of books. Come (digitally) leaf through the chapter of this volume of the Purple anthology to hear what chapters and cabbages have in common, why our index finger pointed out the perfect name for the index page and why having the book thrown at you, meant you were off to prison for a very long time.



    Susie will share how her love of reading stemmed from ingredient labels and Gyles also has a royal surprise in store for us! A Somethin’ Else productionIf you have any questions for Gyles and Susie, please email purple@somethinelse.com.



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    Susie's Trio



    Recrudescence - the recurrence of an undesirable condition.


    Quakebuttock - A coward


    Potpanion - A drinking companion

    Tandem

    Tandem

    This week we’ve donned our lycra, packed our panniers and we’re free-wheeling through the language of cycling. Whilst whizzing on two wheels (Susie) or three (Gyles) we’re ditching the granny gears and aiming for the maillot jaune as we bring you up to speed on everything from Boneshakers and Penny Farthings to bonks, breeks, and RLJs, whilst hopefully avoiding an an endo.



    As always there are plenty of questions from the wonderful Purple People to answer, Gyles has a delightfully witty poem, and Susie proffers three cracking words to try and use in a sentence this week.



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    We also have some fantastic mugs, bags, and t-shirts in our new merch range available from https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple and if you use the code purple2021 this week you’ll get 10% off!



    Visit rosettastone.co.uk/podcast to find links to Rosetta Stone’s More Than Words podcast on all your favourite podcast platforms, PLUS 50% off all Rosetta Stone courses – including their lifetime subscriptions, which give access to all 24 languages offered, for life!



    Susie’s Trio

    Bouffage - an enjoyable slap-up meal

    Escarmouche - a brief argument or skirmish

    Gollumpus - a clumsy, loutish personIf you have a wordy question you’d like answering then please email us purple@somethinelse.com

    10% Off New Purple Merch

    10% Off New Purple Merch

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Thoroughly enjoyable

Really love listening to this in the morning as I try to have a relaxing breakfast before work. This podcast helps a lot!

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Best podcast around!

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