Something Rhymes with Purple

Oct 20 2020 30 mins 4.5k

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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Mar 24 2020 34 mins  
Join us this week as we look back over our first fifty episodes of Something Rhymes With Purple. This wouldn’t have been possible without you so thank you for listening and for keeping us on our toes with your questions and suggestions… please keep them coming! If you haven’t listened to all fifty episodes then now is the time to catch up and here are some clips to entice you and point you in the right direction. In this episode Susie and Gyles reveal which came first: orange the colour or orange the fruit; they uncover the initial trailblazers; they disclose the rather nasty origins of ‘hangdog expression’; and they raise a glass to the original tosspots… who weren’t as rude as you may think. Plus, Gyles has some handy 20-second poems for you to learn to aid hand washing and a quotation to inspire you throughout the week. If you have a question for Susie and Gyles then please get in touch: [email protected] A Somethin’ Else production. Gyles' poems: Verse 1 of "The Owl and the Pussycat" by Edward Lear: The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea    In a beautiful pea-green boat, They took some honey, and plenty of money,    Wrapped up in a five-pound note. The Owl looked up to the stars above,    And sang to a small guitar, "O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,    What a beautiful Pussy you are,          You are,          You are! What a beautiful Pussy you are!" "Invictus" by William Ernest Henley: Out of the night that covers me,       Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be       For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance       I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance       My head is bloody, but unbowed. I am the master of my fate,       I am the captain of my soul.  See for privacy and opt-out information.

5 • 7 Ratings

Guster Oct 05 2020
Although I listen to this to fall asleep to, it's never boring, always interesting and thought provoking.

lesbitron Sep 27 2020
Next level amazing.

Sukiru Sep 13 2020
This podcast is a delightful romp through the English language.

Kippax Jul 20 2020
Enlightening, entertaining and beautifully warm hearted. A genuine treat for all

Strange Attracto Jul 12 2020
This podcast is just delightful

gvdwatt Jul 03 2020
I absolutely love learning about the origins of words and this makes it so enjoyable!

Netanel May 05 2020
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