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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.

Something Rhymes with Purple Somethin’ Else

    • Arts
    • 5.0, 46 Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Kraftykatie71 ,

Fabulous New Find!

Love Susie in Dictionary Corner on "Catdown"! She makes learning about new words fun and interesting. I love her stories about how words came to evolve over hundreds of years into something similar but new. I would love a little 7-10 minute daily podcast where Susie teaches us a new/old word and really uses it in a lot of sentences for us. Seriously, Americans need more words, bigly! Keep up the great job!

Ntrovert60 ,

Gyles, quit interrupting...

I really enjoy that this show on balance. My only serious gripe is that Gyles really has a bad habit of talking right over Susie quite frequently, and it is quite annoying. I enjoy a lot of what Gyles has to say, especially when he talks about games and such, but he seems to run on a bit, often diverting away from where Susie is trying to go. Perhaps just a bit more coordination or planning would be helpful?

alltheseusernamesaretaken ,

Fascinating podcast!

I'm a lover of languages and as such was delighted to hear about this new podcast from Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth. It's quick, witty, and very interesting. As I am sitting here in the States writing this review, I especially enjoyed the second episode in which they dove into the world of American English. Looking forward to hearing more!

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