Something Rhymes with Purple

Something Rhymes with Purple

By Sony Music Entertainment

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 Want more Purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or by heading to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms for ad-free listening, and not 1 but 2 episodes of the show every week. You can buy our branded mugs, tote bags and T-shirts here: https://bit.ly/37huhqs A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Episodes

Schnurrbart

Flow it, show it, grow it! This week Susie and Gyles look at the history and etymology of all things to do with hair.  Gyles takes us down memory lane and tells us about when he used to rock a full facial set (head to our social media pages for pics!) And Susie does what she does best, by entertaining us with fascinating origin stories behind this luscious topic. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Tabanca: The pain of unrequited love. Redamancy: The state of being loved in return. Gruglede (Norwegian): Happy dread. Gyles' poem this week was a excerpt from the song 'Hair' by the cast of 'Hair - The Musical' Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair Flow it, show it Long as God can grow it My hair Let it fly in the breeze And get caught in the trees Give a home to the fleas in my hair A home for fleas A hive for bees A nest for birds There ain't no words For the beauty, the splendor, the wonder Of my... Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair Flow it, show it Long as God can grow it My hair I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty Oily, greasy, fleecy Shining, gleaming, streaming Flaxen, waxen Knotted, polka-dotted Twisted, beaded, braided Powdered, flowered, and confettied Bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied! Oh say can you see My eyes if you can Then my hair's too short Down to here Down to there I want hair Down to where It stops by itself They'll be ga ga at the go go When they see me in my toga My toga made of blond Brilliantined Biblical hair My hair like Jesus wore it Hallelujah I adore it Hallelujah Mary loved her son Why don't my mother love me? Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair Flow it, show it Long as God can grow it My hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair Flow it, show it Long as God can grow it My hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair Flow it, show it Long as God can grow it My hair A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/24·35m 17s

Gategate

Dive into the groovy world of etymology as we journey back to the vibrant decades of the 70s and 80s in this week's episode. Join Susie and Gyles and get ready to disco through the evolution of language, exploring the funky slang, radical expressions, and iconic phrases that defined these iconic eras. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Bagasse: A plant residue (as of sugarcane or grapes) left after a product (such as juice) has been extracted. Ale-conner: A beer tester. Misslieness: A feeling of solitude that comes from missing a beloved person or thing. Gyles' poem this week was 'On The Edge' by Jane McCulloch Staring down at the dark abyss, I am balanced on a ledge.  Hovering above that thin line which runs between sanity and madness.  And they call the edge. Some event, some news, some action has propelled me into missile like spin. While all around they have no idea of the torment, the terror, the struggle coming from within.  A telephone rings. The doorbell goes. People are laughing.  Now I sway.  Should I let go? Give up and fall? So much easier to give in. No. Not this time. Not today. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/02/24·47m 24s

Bagpudding

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Love makes the world go round, And so does etymology too! Happy Valentines Day! This week, Susie and Gyles explore the words of affection we used in our everyday vernacular... From darling, to cabbage(?!), to sweetie, to bae - we find out where these cutie-pie terms originate from. Also, Gyles tries to impress Susie this week with (what he thinks are) good chat up lines! 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Explaterate: to talk continuously; to bluster. Twirlblast: (19th-century southern US) whirlwind. Groaning cake: cake provided for those waiting on a woman to give birth. Gyles' poem this week was 'How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)' by Elizabeth Barrett Browning How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of being and ideal grace. I love thee to the level of every day’s Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for right. I love thee purely, as they turn from praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith. I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath, Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/02/24·31m 5s

Beatlemania

This week at the Purple HQ, we explore words that come from the swinging 60s! Hear all about Gyles meeting The Beatles in an Apple shop back in the day, and Susie unpacking extraordinary etymologies... 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Batterfanged: Done in. Sammodithee: A way of replying to the toast. It means the same unto thee. Splute: Someone who exaggerates. Gyles' poem this week was 'Imagine' by John Lennon Imagine there's no heaven It's easy if you try No hell below us Above us, only sky Imagine all the people Living for today Imagine there's no countries It isn't hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion too Imagine all the people Living life in peace You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will be as one Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man Imagine all the people Sharing all the world You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will be as one A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/02/24·40m 55s

(H)aitch

Join Susie and Gyles this week as we unravel the captivating stories behind the letters 'E' to 'L,'  in the second installment of our alphabet journey. We explore the rich history and surprising connections that have shaped our language, and of course indulge in Gyles' infamous anecdotes. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Timdoodle (Cornwall): An insult for a stupid fellow. Lab-dab: A profuse perspiration. Nickerers: New shoes that make a creaking noise. Gyles' poem this week was 'Happinness' by Colin Hinton - whoGyles met who took part Gyle's poetry together chatiry Happiness for me is my aim, Happiness for all others is my aim. This is what I will endeavour to attain, With all the thoughts within my brain. To all my family, I wish happiness, To all my friends, I wish happiness, To others I meet today, I wish happiness, To the whol world, I wish happiness. For this, I endeavour to do my best, To spread happiness, From east, To west. I will always smile, laugh and jest So that all that meet me, Will feel at rest. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/01/24·48m 45s

Rizz

Have you ever spotted a beige flag in your situationship? Are you a die hard Swiftie? Do you think you've got plenty of Rizz? If you don't know what we're on about, Purple People, then you need to get with the times! This week, Susie & Gyles reveal the Oxford English Dictionary's 'Word of the Year 2023' and all the other words that didn't quite make the top spot. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Pang Wangle: A cheeriness in spite of minor discomforts. Egrote: To pretend to be sick. Sonntagsleerung: A German medical term from the early 20th century for “the depression one feels on Sunday before the week begins”.  Gyles' poem this week was 'Look in the Mirror' by Carol Mugano Look in the mirror, What do you see? A beautiful person, Or just me? Don't blame the mirror, It's all in your mind, Take control of your thinking, And this time Be kind. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/01/24·37m 34s

Semiquincentennial

PURPLE PEOPLE! Today is an extra special day for Something Rhymes With Purple - we are celebrating our 250th episode! So to celebrate, we have decided to rifle through our glorious inbox, and answer YOUR questions. Thank you so much for tuning in each week, here's to the next 250! - from Susie, Gyles and everyone down at Purple HQ. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Foozle: to bungle. Otiose: serving no useful purpose. Tongue-hero: a braggart or self-confessed hero. Gyles' poem this week was 'You Know How A Cat' by James Laughlin You Know How a Cat will bring a mouse it has caught and lay it at your feet so each morning I bring you a poem that I've written when I woke up in the night as my tribute to your beauty & a promise of my love. A Sony Music Entertainment production Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/01/24·47m 11s

Mafiosa

Embark on a linguistic odyssey with this week's episode as Susie and Gyles unravel the hidden histories behind Mafia terminology. We explore the gripping meanings of the words that have shaped the clandestine world of the Mafia, showcasing how language itself becomes a powerful force in the shadows. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Mukbang: A video in which someone chats whilst eating food. Shabaroon: An ill-dressed, untidy fellow. Fustilugs: Female version of Shabaroon. Gyles' poem this week was 'What Don Corleone Did Next' by Brian Billston Upon retiring From the mafia, He wove aquatic mammals Out of raffia Let me tell you How I learnt this news: He made me an offer I could not refuse A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/01/24·34m 35s

Pertolerate

Happy New Year, Purple People! We're kicking off 2024 by flicking through the pages of Gyles book' 'Word Play'. Join us and join in as we unpack and explore odd and unusual words in the English language. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Gorgonize: To have a mesmerising effect on someone Lethophobia: The fear of oblivion. Grubbling: Fumbling about in your bag or pocket in order to find something. Gyles' poem this week was 'Tarantella' by Hilaire Belloc Do you remember an Inn, Miranda? Do you remember an Inn? And the tedding and the spreading Of the straw for a bedding, And the fleas that tease in the High Pyrenees, And the wine that tasted of tar? And the cheers and the jeers of the young muleteers (Under the vine of the dark verandah)? Do you remember an Inn, Miranda, Do you remember an Inn? And the cheers and the jeers of the young muleteeers Who hadn't got a penny, And who weren't paying any, And the hammer at the doors and the Din? And the Hip! Hop! Hap! Of the clap Of the hands to the twirl and the swirl Of the girl gone chancing, Glancing, Dancing, Backing and advancing, Snapping of a clapper to the spin Out and in -- And the Ting, Tong, Tang, of the Guitar. Do you remember an Inn, Miranda? Do you remember an Inn? Never more; Miranda, Never more. Only the high peaks hoar: And Aragon a torrent at the door. No sound In the walls of the Halls where falls The tread Of the feet of the dead to the ground No sound: But the boom Of the far Waterfall like Doom. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/01/24·39m 54s

Jollification (Santa Claus)

NOTE: This episode is all about the LEGEND of Santa Claus. We advise you to not listen to this episode around young children. Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas Purple People! This week join Susie and Gyles as they discuss the legend of Santa Claus, and how this mystical figure has transformed through the decades. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Constellate: The gathering of people in a group. Emacity: A fondness of buying things. Erubescent: Red in the face, and a little bit flushed. Gyles' poem this week was the end of 'A Visit from St. Nicholas' by Clement Clarke Moore ...  Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound. He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot, And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot; A bundle of toys he had flung on his back, And he looked like a pedler just opening his pack. His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples, how merry! His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry! His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow, And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow; The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth, And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath; He had a broad face and a little round belly That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly. He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself; A wink of his eye and a twist of his head Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread; He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk, And laying his finger aside of his nose, And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose; He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, And away they all flew like the down of a thistle. But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight— “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!” A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/12/23·42m 55s

Ragman roll

STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING PURPLE PEOPLE! Our journey throught the 20th century is not over yet... In fact, we've hit the halfway point! Join Susie and Gyles as we explore the war years and into the baby boom. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Bishy Barnabee: a lady bird. Hod-ma-dod: a garden snail. Autotomy: (self-amputation) the casting off of a limb or other part of the body by an animal under threat, such as a lizard. Gyles' poem this week was 'In My Mind' by Carol Mugano If instead of feeling jolly, You’re full of melancholy, Don’t go wishing such a lot, You were somebody you’re not. Why not thank your lucky star, You are simply, who you are. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/12/23·30m 47s

Alphabetician

Jump into the linguistic playground with Susie and Gyles as they spin through the magical world of alphabet this week. Join us for a joyous jaunt through the whimsical origins of our beloved alphabet. This week we go from A to E! 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Cattywampus: something that is in disarray. Half pace: A landing in a stair which separates two flights of stairs. Zoanthropy: a monomania in which a person believes himself changed into an animal and acts like one Gyles' poem this week comes from one of our Purple People! It's called 'My Worry Tree' by Carol Mugano I have a little worry tree, I was given by a friend. If I didn't have my worry tree, I'd go right round the bend. When things are getting stressful,  and particularly manic, I know I have my worry tree, so there's no need to panic.   I'm so fortunate to have this tree. It's such a special kind.  It's not growing in my garden, it's just planted in my mind. So, whenever I am anxious,  and I don't know what to do, I will go and find my worry tree,  and my big scissors, too.  Then, the subject of my worry,  that is causing so much grief, I will scoop it up so gently,  and I'll place it on a leaf.  Then, with my enormous scissors,  The offending leaf I'll sever,  and I'll watch my worry blow away, to disappear forever. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/23·40m 15s

Flappers

Join Susie and Gyles as they unravel the origins and evolution of the captivating language that defined the 1920s and 1930s, from the slang of flappers to the colloquial expressions born out of economic turmoil. Discover the hidden stories behind the words that shaped an era, as we delve deep into the fascinating etymology of this transformative period in language history. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Fysigunkus - someone with no curiosity. Turophile - a cheese lover. Dygomy - a second marriage. Gyles' poem this week was 'Unfortunate Coincidence' by Dorothy Parker By the time you swear you’re his,      Shivering and sighing, And he vows his passion is      Infinite, undying— Lady, make a note of this:      One of you is lying. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/12/23·42m 11s

Umpteen

This week, Susie and Gyles dive into the linguistic time capsule of the early 20th century. Join in as they explore the birth of new words and phrases that shaped communication from 1900 to 1910, providing a unique perspective on the evolution of our linguistic landscape." 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Nugatory - trivial or not worth bothering about Viscerotonic -  a type of personality which is comfort-loving, social, easy going Pugil - a pinch of something Gyles' poem this week was 'Idyll' by Siegfred Sassoon In the grey summer garden I shall find you    With day-break and the morning hills behind you.    There will be rain-wet roses; stir of wings;    And down the wood a thrush that wakes and sings.    Not from the past you'll come, but from that deep Where beauty murmurs to the soul asleep:    And I shall know the sense of life re-born    From dreams into the mystery of morn    Where gloom and brightness meet. And standing there    Till that calm song is done, at last we'll share The league-spread, quiring symphonies that are    Joy in the world, and peace, and dawn’s one star. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/11/23·47m 19s

Gauntlet

Step into the linguistic battlefield with this week's as Susie and Gyles explore the origins of medieval armour terminology. Join us as we immerse ourselves in the rich history of words that once adorned the knights of old, forging a connection between language and the clangor of medieval warfare 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Metanoia - the process of changing ones mind. Perspicatious - wise and clear thinking. Sollipsist - somebody who is entirely self absorbed. Gyles' poem this week was 'Knight in Armour' by Alan Alexander Miln. Whenever I'm a shining Knight, I buckle on my armour tight; And then I look about for things, Like Rushings-out, and Rescuings, And Savings from the Dragon's Lair, And fighting all the Dragons there. And sometimes when our fights begin, I think I'll let the Dragons win ... And then I think perhaps I won't, Because they're Dragons, and I don't. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/11/23·32m 56s

Introducing: Legacy

Afua Hirsch and Peter Frankopan tell the wild stories of some of the most extraordinary men and women ever to have lived – and ask whether they have the rep they deserve. Should Nina Simone’s role in the civil rights movement be more celebrated than it is? When you find out what Picasso got up to in his studio, can you still admire his art? Was Napoleon a hero or a tyrant - or both? (And, while we’re at it, was he even short?) Legacy is the show that looks at big lives from the perspective of now – and doesn’t always like what it sees. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/11/23·4m 14s

Sprogs

Susie and Gyles are getting you to use your loafs this week, as they glide through the fun and ferocious etymology behing the unique language of RAF slang. Together they'll decode the hidden stories and linguistic roots behind the expressions that echo through the Royal Air Force, bringing you closer to the fascinating evolution of words in the military context. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Lunting – To go for a walk and smoke a pipe. Beef-witted –16th century word for 'stupid'. Behoove: To be necessary or appropriate Gyles' poem this week was 'For Johnny' by John Pudney Do not despair For Johnny-head-in-air; He sleeps as sound As Johnny underground. Fetch out no shroud For Johnny-in-the-cloud; And keep your tears For him in after years. Better by far For Johnny-the-bright-star, To keep your head, And see his children fed. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/11/23·41m 14s

Fandango de pokum

Join us this week as we turn the pages of our very own Susie Dent’s brand new book: ‘Interesting Stories About Curious Words’. We explore all the very best niche stories behind much loved words in the English language. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Shemozzle - muddle or complication Tenebrous - gloomy or dark Twiffler - a medium sized plate Gyles' poem this week was 'Who Has Seen the Wind?' by Christina Rossetti Who has seen the wind? Neither I nor you: But when the leaves hang trembling, The wind is passing through. Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I: But when the trees bow down their heads, The wind is passing by. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/11/23·32m 7s

Hygge

In this week's episode, we unravel the captivating history behind the autumnal season. Join Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth on a linguistic journey through time as we explore the origins and evolution of the term, discovering the rich tapestry of meanings woven into this vibrant season.. Tune in now to harvest the knowledge and uncover the linguistic treasures hidden within the fall foliage! 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Gyles' poem this week was - 'Autumn' by T.E. Hulme A touch of cold in the Autumn night— I walked abroad, And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge Like a red-faced farmer. I did not stop to speak, but nodded, And round about were the wistful stars With white faces like town children. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/10/23·37m 34s

HOT BEEF!

This week, join Susie and Gyles as we unravel the lively history behind common exclamations, from the classic ‘phwoar!’ to the newer and expressive ‘oof!’. Uncover the linguistic journey that transforms mere words into powerful expressions, adding a dash of excitement to your language exploration. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Friended: Example: ‘He friended me’. Used as a verb. Seijaku: Finding peace in the midst of chaos. Humgruffin: A savage or terrible person. Gyles' poem this week was 'You're a Big Man, But You're in Bad Shape' by Roger Harvey And the poem read out earlier on in the podcast by Gyles was called 'Poem' by William Carlos Williams: As the cat climbed over the top of the jamcloset first the right forefoot carefully then the hind stepped down into the pit of the empty flowerpot A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/23·34m 48s

Roots of Happiness

This weeks episode is an extra special one. Our very own Susie Dent has a wonderful new book out! We browse through 'Roots of Happiness', a joyous collection of 100 positive words and their origins which shows how wonderful language can be - and how you can use your words to make the world a happier place. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Breviloquence: Brevity of speech Fuscous: Dusky shades of cplouring Nimbification: The process of cloud formation Gyles' poem this week was 'A Bestiary' by Kenneth Rexroth There are too many poems About cats. Beware of cat Lovers, they have a hidden Frustration somewhere and will Stick you with it if they can. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/10/23·33m 55s

Pingere

This week Susie and Gyles dive into the linguistic canvas of words. Join use as we explore the rich tapestry of illustrations and pictures as we trace the origins of these expressive terms. Together let’s uncover the hidden strokes of meaning as we paint a linguistic masterpiece, exploring the artistry behind the words we use to capture and convey the visual world. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Eleutheromania: A frantic desire for freedom. Selcouth: Unfamiliar, unusual, rare; strange, marvellous, wonderful. Snuggery: A cosy or comfortable place, especially someone's private room or den. Gyles' poem this week was 'Musée des Beaux Arts' by 'W. H. Auden' About suffering they were never wrong, The Old Masters: how well they understood Its human position; how it takes place While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along; How, when the aged are reverently, passionately waiting For the miraculous birth, there always must be Children who did not specially want it to happen, skating On a pond at the edge of the wood: They never forgot That even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course Anyhow in a corner, some untidy spot Where the dogs go on with their doggy life and the torturer's horse Scratches its innocent behind on a tree. In Breughel's Icarus, for instance: how everything turns away Quite leisurely from the disaster; the ploughman may Have heard the splash, the forsaken cry, But for him it was not an important failure; the sun shone As it had to on the white legs disappearing into the green Water; and the expensive delicate ship that must have seen Something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky, had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/23·44m 23s

Diva

Dive into the linguistic tapestry of English on this week's episode as we unravel the captivating Italian influences that have woven their way into our language. Susie and Gyles go on a journey through time and words, exploring the rich etymological connections that bridge Italy and English. From culinary delights to artistic expressions, discover the hidden threads that have shaped the way we communicate today."   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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms'   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:    Beamish: Beaming with happiness, optimism, or anticipation.   Ataraxy: Freedom from disturbance of mind or passion; stoical indifference.   Copacetic: In excellent order.    Gyles' poem this week was 'Long Beach California' by Roger Harvey   A Sony Music Entertainment production.     Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/10/23·38m 37s

Archipelago

This week's episode is coming to you from the back of a London Black Cab! Gyles kept calm and carried on to deliver the purple people today's episode on maps! We embark on a captivating journey through the history of maps, uncovering the hidden stories behind the words we use to describe these navigational tools. Join us as we delve into the etymological roots of cartography and discover how maps have shaped our understanding of the world. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Retrogradation: a backward movement. Latrogenic: caused by a doctor or medical professional. Fantods: There is an indescribable complaint, which will never allow a moment’s repose to mind or body; which nothing will satisfy—which allows of no beginning, and no ending—which wheels round the mind like a squirrel in its cage, ever moving, but still making no progress. Gyles' poem this week was ‘The Goldfish That Died’ by Gyles Brandreth (the shortest poem in the history of world literature, and features in the Guinness Book of World Records!) ‘O, Wet Pet’ A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/09/23·40m 12s

Scrumdiddlyumptious

In this week's gloriumptious episode, Susie & Gyles delve into the whimsical and wondrous world of Roald Dahl. Join us as we explore the enchanting etymology behind some of Dahl's most iconic words, and discover the linguistic magic that brings his tales to life. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Stumblebum: a punch-drunk, clumsy, or inept boxer. Sleepify: to make sleepy. Vidulous: somewhat greedy. Gyles' poem this week was 'The Pig' by Roald Dahl. In England once there lived a big A wonderfully clever pig. To everybody it was plain That Piggy had a massive brain. He worked out sums inside his head, There was no book he hadn't read. He knew what made an airplane fly, He knew how engines worked and why. He knew all this, but in the end One question drove him round the bend: He simply couldn't puzzle out What LIFE was really all about. What was the reason for his birth? Why was he placed upon this earth? His giant brain went round and round. Alas, no answer could be found. Till suddenly one wondrous night. All in a flash he saw the light. He jumped up like a ballet dancer And yelled, "By gum, I've got the answer!" "They want my bacon slice by slice "To sell at a tremendous price! "They want my tender juicy chops "To put in all the butcher's shops! "They want my pork to make a roast "And that's the part'll cost the most! "They want my sausages in strings! "They even want my chitterlings! "The butcher's shop! The carving knife! "That is the reason for my life!" Such thoughts as these are not designed To give a pig great peace of mind. Next morning, in comes Farmer Bland, A pail of pigswill in his hand, And piggy with a mighty roar, Bashes the farmer to the floor… Now comes the rather grizzly bit So let's not make too much of it, Except that you must understand That Piggy did eat Farmer Bland, He ate him up from head to toe, Chewing the pieces nice and slow. It took an hour to reach the feet, Because there was so much to eat, And when he finished, Pig, of course, Felt absolutely no remorse. Slowly he scratched his brainy head And with a little smile he said, "I had a fairly powerful hunch "That he might have me for his lunch. "And so, because I feared the worst, "I thought I'd better eat him first." A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/09/23·31m 24s

Raspis

Join Susie and Gyles this week as they unravel the delightful chaos of misnomers, where words dance to their own tunes! Discover the quirky origins behind some linguistic rebels and the stories they've mistaken for truth. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms'   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: Betise: An action of foolishness or stupidity  Catillate: To lock dishes  Sarcast: A sarcastic person Gyles' poem this week was 'From a Railway Carriage' by Robert Louis Stevenson   Faster than fairies, faster than witches,  Bridges and houses, hedges and ditches;  And charging along like troops in a battle,  All through the meadows the horses and cattle:  All of the sights of the hill and the plain  Fly as thick as driving rain;  And ever again, in the wink of an eye,  Painted stations whistle by. Here is a child who clambers and scrambles,  All by himself and gathering brambles;  Here is a tramp who stands and gazes;  And there is the green for stringing the daisies!  Here is a cart run away in the road  Lumping along with man and load;  And here is a mill and there is a river:  Each a glimpse and gone for ever! A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/09/23·33m 9s

Auld Reekie

In this week's episode, Susie & Gyles are taking a stroll down the linguistic lanes of the 'Edinburgh Fringe’, tracing its linguistic roots and exploring how this cultural extravaganza got its quirky name. Join us on a journey through words and time as we uncover the intricate tapestry of language evolution." 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Philostorgie: The love of parents towards their children Nastify: To make nasty Routineer: One who lives according to a routine. Gyles' poem this week was ‘The Land of Nod’ by ’Robert Louis Stevenson’ From breakfast on through all the day At home among my friends I stay, But every night I go abroad Afar into the land of Nod. All by myself I have to go, With none to tell me what to do — All alone beside the streams And up the mountain-sides of dreams. The strangest things are there for me, Both things to eat and things to see, And many frightening sights abroad Till morning in the land of Nod. Try as I like to find the way, I never can get back by day, Nor can remember plain and clear The curious music that I hear. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/09/23·36m 29s

Tittermatorter

In this week's merry episode, we're frolicking through the linguistic playground! Join Susie & Gyles as they swing through the history and etymologies of all things fun. Come and relive your youth, Purple People! 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Apterous: Wingless Armario: (Spanish) An unskilled player; literally, a wardrobe. Shmegegge - (Yiddish) Baloney; hot air; nonsense. Gyles' poem this week was The Playground by Richard Moore Over the playground where ancient and wizened trees touch odors to the air to draw the latest bees, children swarm on the lawn, muss the grass with their toes… What can they touch of dawn - what sweetness – as it goes? Dew, that all turns to tears and trickle through their sleep and through their future years, till they, they too, are old and in their wisdom weep a honey dark and cold. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/08/23·36m 12s

Cerealia

This week, Susie & Gyles demystify calendar mysteries. Join us as we unravel the the quirky origins of the m months’ names - from January to December. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Dromomania: The desire to wander Nostomania: The desire to return home hiraeth: The deep longing for something, especially one's home. Gyles' poem this week was ‘A Red, Red Rose’ by ‘Robert Burns O my Luve is like a red, red rose That’s newly sprung in June; O my Luve is like the melody That’s sweetly played in tune. So fair art thou, my bonnie lass, So deep in luve am I; And I will luve thee still, my dear, Till a’ the seas gang dry. Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear, And the rocks melt wi’ the sun; I will love thee still, my dear, While the sands o’ life shall run. And fare thee weel, my only luve! And fare thee weel awhile! And I will come again, my luve, Though it were ten thousand mile. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/08/23·37m 48s

Clarus

This week, we are live from the Bristol Old Vic as Susie & Gyles tune into the vast history of the ‘orchestra’. Join us as we discover the melodious connections between orchestras and their vibrant etymologies! 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  1. Pinguescent: becoming fat. 2. Quercine: relating to oak trees. 3. Epidictic: displaying the skill of the speaker.  Gyles' poem this week is a haiku from the book 'When Nature Speaks To Us' by Andrew Green Mann Thin grass, Whispering as the wind cries for the sun, Come back to me please. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/08/23·34m 24s

Camelopard

In this week’s wild episode, Susie & Gyles explore the hidden etymological meanings and origins behind the names from our animal kingdom. So join us as we take a linguistic safari around creatures from all over planet Earth! 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  1. Peregrinate: To travel or wander from place to place. 2. Sippet: A small piece of bread or toast, used to dip into soup or sauce or as a garnish. 3. Sciolist: A person who pretends to be knowledgeable and well informed. Gyles' poem this week was 'A Flea and a Fly in a Flue' by Ogden Nash A flea and a fly in a flue Were imprisoned, so what could they do? Said the fly, “let us flee!” “Let us fly!” said the flea. So they flew through a flaw in the flue. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/08/23·35m 28s

A Cat’s Whisker

This week’s episode explores the rich world of radio & television. Tune in for a linguistic journey with Susie & Gyles, that'll leave you 'channel'-ing your curiosity and 'wave'-ing hello to the fascinating origins of these media marvels." 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week:  1. Crinkum-crankum: Full of twists and turns 2. Eftsoons: Soon after 3. Lethophobia: A fear of oblivion Gyles' poem this week was ‘I Had A Dove’ by John Keats I had a dove and the sweet dove died; And I have thought it died of grieving: O, what could it grieve for? Its feet were tied, With a silken thread of my own hand's weaving; Sweet little red feet! why should you die - Why should you leave me, sweet bird! why? You liv'd alone in the forest-tree, Why, pretty thing! would you not live with me? I kiss'd you oft and gave you white peas; Why not live sweetly, as in the green trees? A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/08/23·47m 34s

Green Fingers

This week, we delve into the world of gardening. Susie and Gyles take us around their linguistic garden and introduce us to some of the words that have interesting  stories behind them. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week:  Dumple: To make something into a dumpling shape (back-formation, 1827) Earth-apple: First a cucumber (11th century), then a potato Hardy-dardy: A rash or silly dare Gyles' poem this week was ‘My Cat Major’ by Stevie Smith  Major is a fine cat What is he at? He hunts birds in the hydrangea And in the tree Major was ever a ranger He ranges where no one can see. Sometimes he goes up to the attic With a hooped back His paws hit the iron rungs Of the ladder in a quick kick How can this be done? It is a knack. Oh Major is a fine cat He walks cleverly And what is he at, my fine cat? No one can see.    A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/07/23·34m 32s

Bazooka

This week, we traverse the lexicon landscape of the Second World War, unearthing the hidden treasures of word origins. Join us as Susie & Gyles unveil the remarkable tales behind wartime vocabulary, and reveal the extraordinary evolution of words shaped by the tumultuous era. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week:  Niminy piminy: Feeble Scringe: To screw up the face Slapsauce: A glutton Gyles' poem this week was 'Slough' by John Betjeman Come friendly bombs and fall on Slough! It isn't fit for humans now, There isn't grass to graze a cow. Swarm over, Death! Come, bombs and blow to smithereens Those air -conditioned, bright canteens, Tinned fruit, tinned meat, tinned milk, tinned beans, Tinned minds, tinned breath. Mess up the mess they call a town- A house for ninety-seven down And once a week a half a crown For twenty years. And get that man with double chin Who'll always cheat and always win, Who washes his repulsive skin In women's tears: And smash his desk of polished oak And smash his hands so used to stroke And stop his boring dirty joke And make him yell. But spare the bald young clerks who add The profits of the stinking cad; It's not their fault that they are mad, They've tasted Hell. It's not their fault they do not know The birdsong from the radio, It's not their fault they often go To Maidenhead And talk of sport and makes of cars In various bogus-Tudor bars And daren't look up and see the stars But belch instead. In labour-saving homes, with care Their wives frizz out peroxide hair And dry it in synthetic air And paint their nails. Come, friendly bombs and fall on Slough To get it ready for the plough. The cabbages are coming now; The earth exhales. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/07/23·41m 8s

The Heavens Opened

We are live and direct from Salisbury Playhouse! Join Susie & Gyles as they go on an illuminating voyage through the intricate web of etymology, uncover the untold tales lurking beneath our everyday words. In this week's episode, we immerse ourselves in the fluid world of water, tracing its linguistic currents and unearthing the surprising stories that ebb and flow through its etymology. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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: 1.Supervacaneous: over the top 2.Spissid: thick 3.Splurgundy : a sparkling red wine from Australia Gyles' replaces his weekly poem with funny epitaphs that he has come across: 1. Here lies the body of our Anna, Done to death by a banana. It wasn't the fruit that laid her low, But the skin of the thing that made her go. 2. Here Lies Lester Moore, Four Slugs from a 44, No Les, No More 3. Here lies my wife: here let her lie! Now she’s at rest, and so am I. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts   To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/07/23·30m 35s

Flizzoms

This week Gyles and Susie share tea and crumpets as they tuck into some typically British words and phrases. From amazing etymologies to amusing anecdotes, join us as we explore the wonderful world of language.  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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Brabble: to argue stubbornly with another person often over trivial matters  Lychnobite: a person who works at night and sleeps all day Shirpings: the overgrown plants that grow at the side of a lake or river  Gyles' poem this week was by John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester. ‘God bless our good and gracious king Whose promise none relies on; He never said a foolish thing, Nor ever did a wise one.’ A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/07/23·44m 44s

Porky pies

This week Susie and Gyles unravel the amusing language of Cockney rhyming slang, from making calls on the dog and bone (phone), to drinking a cup of Rosie Lee (tea).  You wouldn’t Adam and Eve (believe) how much fun we have learning about the origins of this fascinating collection of words and phrases. And 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms. Don’t forget that you can join us in person at our upcoming tour, tap the link to find tickets: www.somethingrhymeswithpurple.com Susie’s Trio for the week: Wamblecropt - overcome with indigestion Banloca - a bone-locker, the body Snecklifter - the person who turns up to the pub hoping someone else will buy them a drink Gyles' poem this week was ‘The Pleasures of Friendship’ by Stevie Smith ‘The pleasures of friendship are exquisite, How pleasant to go to a friend on a visit! I go to my friend, we walk on the grass, And the hours and moments like minutes pass.’ A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts   To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/06/23·36m 35s

Scotch on the Rocks

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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  1. Malifuff: Feckless and entirely incapable of doing anything capable. 2. Nasalating: Difficulty breathing through the nose. 3. Scrittle-scrattle - Difficulty in making ends meet. Gyles' poem this week is Poor Little Rich Girl by Noel Coward Poor little rich girl, you're a bewitched girl Better take care Laughing at danger, virtue a stranger Better beware The life you lead sets all your nerves a-jangle You love affairs are in a hopeless tangle Though you're a child, dear Your life's a wild typhoon In lives of leisure, the craze for pleasure Steadily grows Cocktails and laughter, but what comes after? Nobody knows You're weaving love into a mad jazz pattern Ruled by pantaloon Poor little rich girl Don't drop a stitch too soon You're only a baby You're lonely, and maybe Someday soon you'll know The tears you are tasting Are years you are wasting Life's a bitter foe With fate it's no use competing Youth is so terribly fleeting By dancing much faster You're chancing disaster Time alone will show In lives of leisure, the craze for pleasure Steadily grows Cocktails and laughter, but what comes after? Nobody knows A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/06/23·39m 34s

Kismet

This week, Susie & Gyles delve into the enigmatic realm of ‘kismet’, a word that dances on the fine line between fate and chance. So purple people, whether you believe in destiny or rather just enjoy a good linguistic twist, let’s unravel the threads of fate together. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Gastrolater: A lover of food. A glutton. Estivate - To spend the summer. Eye chatter - A flirtatious glance. Gyles' poem this week was ‘Two Dead Boys’ by Anon: One fine day in the middle of the night, Two dead boys got up to fight, Back to back they faced each other, Drew their swords and shot each other. One was blind and the other couldn't see, So they chose a dummy for referee, A blind went to see the fair play, A dumb man went to shout "hooray". A paralysed donkey passing by, Kicked the blind man in the eye, Knocked him trough a nine inch wall, Into a dry ditch and drowned them all. A deaf police man heard the noise, And came to arrest the two dead boys, If you do’t believe my story, it's true, Ask the blind man he saw it too! A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/06/23·38m 20s

Pang Wangle

Step into the time machine of linguistics and embark on a journey through the graveyard of forgotten words. In this week's episode of our Something Rhymes With Purple, Susie and Gyles unearth the most uproarious relics from the linguistic abyss. From "snollygoster" to “pang wangle,” prepare to find yourself in a linguistic oblivion. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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 (trendy) Trio for the week:  Cheugy:The opposite of trendy. Yeet: To forcefully throw something, or, an expression of excitement. Sliving: Living your best life. Gyles' poem this week was ‘When ‘You Are Old’ by W.B. Yeats When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep; How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love false or true, But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face; And bending down beside the glowing bars, Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled And paced upon the mountains overhead And hid his face amid a crowd of stars. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/06/23·40m 29s

Folklore

This week Susie and Gyles delve into the spellbinding world of folklore and unravel the intricate tapestry of its etymology. Together, they cover mystical creatures, elements and charms of this fictional realm. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Bywhopen (now obsolete): Made senseless; stupefied. Heartspoon: A part of the breastbone. Coccyx: a triangular arrangement of bone that makes up the very bottom portion of the spine below the sacrum. Gyles' poem this week was ‘The ‘Fairies by William Allingham Up the airy mountain, Down the rushy glen, We daren’t go a-hunting For fear of little men; Wee folk, good folk, Trooping all together; Green jacket, red cap, And white owl’s feather! Down along the rocky shore Some make their home, They live on crispy pancakes Of yellow tide-foam; Some in the reeds Of the black mountain-lake, With frogs for their watchdogs, All night awake. High on the hill-top The old King sits; He is now so old and grey He’s nigh lost his wits. With a bridge of white mist Columbkill he crosses, On his stately journeys From Slieveleague to Rosses; Or going up with music On cold starry nights, To sup with the Queen Of the gay Northern Lights. They stole little Bridget For seven years long; When she came down again Her friends were all gone. They took her lightly back, Between the night and morrow, They thought that she was fast asleep, But she was dead with sorrow. They have kept her ever since Deep within the lake, On a bed of flag-leaves, Watching till she wake. By the craggy hillside, Through the mosses bare, They have planted thorn trees For pleasure, here and there. Is any man so daring As dig them up in spite, He shall find their sharpest thorns In his bed at night. Up the airy mountain, Down the rushy glen, We daren’t go a-hunting For fear of little men; Wee folk, good folk, Trooping all together; Green jacket, red cap, And white owl’s feather! A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/05/23·42m 23s

Juggins

In this week’s episode, Susie and Gyles dish out a generous serving of all things to do with crockery! So gather round the table and feast upon a large helping of etymology, poems, obscure words and origins. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Gound: Mucus produced by the eyes during sleep Vilipend: To hold or treat as of little worth or account Shotclog: One who is tolerated only because he pays the shot, or reckoning, for the rest of the company, otherwise a mere clog on them Gyles' poem this week was ‘An Argument’ by Thomas Moore I've oft been told by learned friars, That wishing and the crime are one, And Heaven punishes desires As much as if the deed were done. If wishing damns us, you and I Are damned to all our heart's content; Come, then, at least we may enjoy Some pleasure for our punishment! A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com      Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/05/23·34m 24s

Panache

This week we are dipping our ink quills into the decadent world of calligraphy. Gyles’ spills all on the Royal Coronation invitation he received from The Palace, and Susie shares her pen-sational etymological knowledge on all things handwriting. 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 Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Ruffing: to applaude with your feet Dulcarnon: To be at a loss, to be uncertain what course to take Embrangled: To confuse or entangle  Gyles' poem this week was ‘If A Daughter You Have’ by Richard Brinsley-Sheridan If a daughter you have, she's the plague of your life, No peace shall you know, tho' you've buried your wife, At twenty she mocks at the duty you taught her, O, what a plague is an obstinate daughter. Sighing and whining, Dying and pining, O, what a plague is an obstinate daughter. When scarce in their teens, they have wit to perplex us, With letters and lovers for ever they vex us, While each still rejects the fair suitor you've brought her, O, what a plague is an obstinate daughter. Wrangling and jangling, Flouting and pouting, O, what a plague is an obstinate daughter. A Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/05/23·40m 39s

Let There Be Light

In this week’s dazzling episode, Susie and Gyles illuminate the fascinating etymological roots of everything to do with natural light phenomena. So, join us as we shine the spotlight on rainbows to supernovas!  We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us on: purple@somethinelse.com Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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: Poindexter: A boringly studious and socially inept person. Skeuomorph: Something designed to look as though it does the job it is supposed to do. Paralipsis: The device of giving emphasis by professing to say little or nothing of a subject, as in not to mention their unpaid debts of several millions. Gyles' poem this week:  Somewhere Over The Rainbow by Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen  When all the world is a hopeless jumble And the raindrops tumble all around, Heaven opens a magic lane. When all the clouds darken up the skyway There's a rainbow highway to be found, Leading from your window pane To a place behind the sun, Just a step beyond the rain. Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high, There's a land that I heard of once in a lullaby. Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue, And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true. Someday I'll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me. Where troubles melt like lemon drops away above the chimney tops, That's where you'll find me. Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow; why, then, oh why can't I? Someday I'll wish upon a star and wake up where the clouds are far behind me. Where troubles melt like lemon drops away above the chimney tops, That's where you'll find me. Somewhere over the rainbow, bluebirds fly. Birds fly over the rainbow; why, then, oh why can't I? If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, Why, oh why can't I? A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts. To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/05/23·40m 45s

Kummerspeck

This episode was recorded live at the Ambassadors Theatre in London. Have you ever felt an emotion that you know is universal, but come to realise there’s no word for it? Well Susie & Gyles have you covered in this week’s episode, as we dive into the world of untranslatable words and idioms. You’re in for a treat Purple People! Where else would you find out what ‘grief bacon’ or ‘electric brain’ means and how these phenomenons are so relatable to our own lives. We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Fachidiot:  A German term for a one-track specialist who is an expert in his field, but takes a blinkered approach to multi-faceted problems. Akiihi: A Hawaiian word that describes the forgetfulness of someone who has just been given directions and immediately forgets. Attaccabottoni: An Italian  word to describe someone who button-holes you and proceeds to bore you with endless stories. Gyles' poem this week was read out by the actor Neil Titley. Poetry or Prose by Brandon Behan There was a young man named Rollocks, Who worked for Ferrier Pollocks.  As he walked on the Strand,  With his girl by the hand, The tide came up to his knees A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/05/23·37m 8s

Learning The Ropes

Strap into your hiking boots purple people! In this episode, we’re going to climb to new linguistic heights and explore the world of climbing. Gyles walks us through his Mount Snowdon expedition and Susie rocks our etymological world as usual, giving us a peak into the wonderful ways of word evolutions. We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com   Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms'   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:    Helluo Liborium: An obsessive and insatiable bookworm Lectory: A reading place Tsundoku: Refers to the phenomenon of acquiring reading materials but letting them pile up in one's home without reading them.     Gyles' poem this week was ‘The Mountain’ by Emily Dickinson:   The mountain sat upon the plain In his eternal chair, His observation omnifold, His inquest everywhere. The seasons prayed around his knees, Like children round a sire: Grandfather of the days is he, Of dawn the ancestor.   A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.     Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/04/23·41m 21s

Al-jabr

In this weeks’ episode, we zero in on the exponential world of mathematics. Come and join us as Susie discusses the solitary life of odd numbers and whether or not there’s an official order to words of magnitude, plus Gyles tells us about Lewis Carroll’s surprising connection to maths and logics. We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com   Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms'   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:    Lagniappe: A free gift with another purchase Syngenesophobia: A dislike of one’s relatives Peen: The end of a hammer head (opposite the striking piece)     Gyles' poem this week was When I Have Fears’ by Noel Coward   When I have fears, as Keats had fears, Of the moment I’ll cease to be I console myself with vanished years Remembered laughter, remembered tears, And the peace of the changing sea. When I feel sad, as Keats felt sad, That my life is so nearly done It gives me comfort to dwell upon Remembered friends who are dead and gone And the jokes we had and the fun. How happy they are I cannot know But happy am I who loved them so.   A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.     Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/04/23·32m 59s

Trumps

Gyles is fresh back from Jamaica and after visiting the spiritual home of James Bond, he’s channeling his 007 spirit and taking Susie to the casino for a touch of Gambling.  In our trip to 'the little casa', we will find out why trumps are so triumphant, why a gimmick at the gaming table might be magic and how your poker face is connected to your bragging rights and - as so often happens in English - we encounter ‘Jack’ in the form of the 'Jackpot' and 'Blackjack'. We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Ignotism: A mistake due to ignorance Grampus: One who breathes heavily/noisily Efflagitate: To demand eagerly Gyles' poem this week was 'Any Part of Piggy' by 'Noel Coward' Any part of the piggy Is quite alright with me. Ham from Westphalia, ham from Parma Ham as lean as the Dalai Lama Ham from Virginia, ham from York, Trotters, sausages, hot roast pork. Crackling crisp for my teeth to grind on Bacon with or without the rind on Though humanitarian I’m not a vegetarian. I’m neither a crank nor prude nor prig And though it may sound infra dig Any part of the darling pig Is perfectly fine by me. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/04/23·40m 58s

Shoeburyness

Come join Susie and Gyles for Part 2 of ‘The Purple People’s Linguistic Gaps’. To celebrate our 200th episode, we asked the Purple People for moments or experiences when they wished there was a specific word to describe it. Go listen back to our first instalment, ‘200 Today!’, and enjoy today’s follow up episode which is packed full of even more brilliant suggestions… We’ll explore that sensation of believing there’s an extra step at the top of the stairs only to have your foot slam down onto thin air, if there’s a name for the first produce you receive from your garden, and if we can find an English equivalent for ‘dépayser’ (the feeling of being somewhere different, somewhere other than what you are used to). We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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: Fulminous: Resembling thunder and lightning Bandersnatch: An uncouth individual Dontopedology - The art of putting one's foot in one's mouth. Gyles' poem this week was 'Life' by 'Charlotte Brontë' Life, believe, is not a dream So dark as sages say; Oft a little morning rain Foretells a pleasant day. Sometimes there are clouds of gloom, But these are transient all; If the shower will make the roses bloom, O why lament its fall? Rapidly, merrily, Life's sunny hours flit by, Gratefully, cheerily Enjoy them as they fly! What though Death at times steps in, And calls our Best away? What though sorrow seems to win, O'er hope, a heavy sway? Yet Hope again elastic springs, Unconquered, though she fell; Still buoyant are her golden wings, Still strong to bear us well. Manfully, fearlessly, The day of trial bear, For gloriously, victoriously, Can courage quell despair! A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts   To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/04/23·34m 27s

Clatterfart

It’s going to be an episode full of tittle-tattle today as Gyles and Susie sit down for a good gossip as we excavate the words and idioms associated with this favourite hobby. We’ll have a good blather but stopping short of becoming a ‘blatherskite’ due to its distasteful meaning, we’ll bloviate at length with a certain ex-PM in mind as we uncover the links between this type of gossip and the stuffing in your clothes, before we discover that there are many origin stories for the phrase ‘Cock and Bull story’ that are unsurprisingly, cock-and-bull. Recorded live at The Fortune Theatre, London on Sunday 19th February. Susie’s Trio Colporteur: A person who sells books and newspapers. Potvaliance: The courage that only comes from alcohol Cryptomnesia: When you forget something and then ‘discover’ it as a new and original thought. GYLES POEM ANON - Life Spans   The horse and mule live 30 years And know nothing of wines and beers. The goat and sheep at 20 die And never taste of Scotch and Rye. A cow drinks water by the ton, And at 18 is mostly done. The dog at 15 cashes in Without the aid of rum and gin. The cat in milk and water soaks And then in 12 short years it croaks. The modest, sober, bone-dry hen Lays eggs for nogs, then dies at 10. All animals are strictly dry They sinless live and swiftly die. But sinful, ginful, rum-soaked men Survive for three score years and ten. And some of them, a very few, Stay pickled till they’re 92. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/03/23·39m 50s

Walloping

In today’s ‘mane’ episode, there’s no horsing around as we take gallop through the etymological equine world.  Susie explains what the name Duncan and donkeys might have in common, why we might have ‘walloped’ instead of ‘galloped’, how ponies are linked to chickens and why we need to take a trip to Canterbury to uncover the origin of the canter. Gyles serenade us with a stallion of a song before - of course – treating us to a rather decadent name drop about the Italian jockey, Frankie Dettori. Susie also shares a few stories of her own pony, Tic-Tac as she takes us on a hack down memory lane. We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Bayard: All the self-confidence of ignorance Attercop: A Spider Grimthorpe: To restore (an ancient building) with lavish expenditure with no taste. Gyles' poem this week is from the book “Words From The Wild” by Mark Graham   Photographers are so serious And often quite uptight  I love to pop up in their zoom  It gives them such a fright  Best of all the close ups though  Above them in a tree  When as they focus on my face  I sprinkle them with wee  A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.     Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/03/23·37m 34s

Toni Morrison

Today we are celebrating Women’s History Month and looking at the pioneering writer, Toni Morrison.  From her poem, ‘Someone leans near’ to her debut novel, ‘The Bluest Eye’, Susie and Gyles delve into the books, poetry, and legacy of the Nobel Literary Prize winner. We encounter Levi Roots, a trip to Princeton and a recount of the time Gyles met her (of course!) as we look at her life, work, and the impact that she has had on the English language. We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com   Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms'   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:  Gutling: A great eater, a glutton. Anythingarian: One who professes no creed in particular; an indifferentist. Unlike: To give up liking; to cease to like     Gyles' poem this week was 'Beside Tragedy' by 'Grace Nichols'   Beside Tragedy she is always damned So seemingly carefree to the woes of the world So seemingly enamoured of her own god giving laughter  But who sees her waxing tears in the nights deep calm Or knows that she too rides out the dark storm  Who hears her whisper, ‘oh tears you too stem from the gift of salt’    A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.     Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/03/23·34m 52s

Monopoly

Today’s show was recorded live at the Fortune Theatre in London.  Gyles’ title of European Monopoly Champion comes into play (literally) today as he - alongside Susie Dent - take us on an etymological tour of the world of Property.  Come discover what the Bungalow has to do with Bengal, the connection between villas and villains, why Peppercorns were so important for renting before we ascend the hill of Palatine for a palatial revelation.  We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Fimble-famble: a very lame excuse. Nixie: A letter so badly addressed it can’t be delivered. Disco rice: dustmen-speak for maggots. Gyles' poem this week was 'Growing Old' by 'John Sparrow ' I’m accustomed to my deafness To my dentures I’m resigned I can cope with my bifocals But –o dear!– I miss my mind. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/03/23·32m 43s

The Purple Post Bag

The Purple postman has been and Gyles and Susie are eagerly digging into all the letters that we’ve had from the Purple People from all around the world! Come discover why you are reduced to nothing in an annihilation, what prats and bottoms have in common, how avatars have been around long before computers and that Susie and Gyles are no where near their parcme.   We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Incompetible: Not within the range of someone’s ability. Malesuete: Having poor habits. Paracme: The point at which one’s prime is past. Gyles' poem this week was 'Misdiagnosis' by 'Mark Graham' Is a Leppard always lonely? You seldom ever see two of them together And certainly never three I wonder whether having spots  is putting partners off  They never look particularly sick Though you sometimes hear them cough A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/02/23·41m 6s

Frasier

It’s the final stop on our North American road trip and we have reached the city of technology, coffee and Frasier; it’s Seattle! Susie and Gyles will take us on our final etymological tour in this series where we will literally skid down ‘Skid Row’, discover how Moby Dick is connected to one of the biggest coffee chains in the world and what dead bodies had to do with a very well known tech company…  We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Quincunx: An arrangement of five things in a square, with one in the centre, like a five on a dice. Member for Berkshire: Someone with a loud nagging cough.  A labour: The collective noun for moles.  Gyles' poem this week was 'The Sea was Angry Today' by 'Jane McCullouch' The sea was angry today. I did not argue. But watched it make its way, with familiar roar crashing and swirling  into the cream-foamed eddies, besides the rocks, filling the pools, and spilling out onto the battered shore. And as I glanced across the sand I thought of calmer days, A man, two dogs, a stick in hand, And a shimmering, glistening haze.  This week's episode is dedicated to the Purple family of Ash Touw and her very curious childen Yavanna, Ida and Ethan. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/02/23·31m 47s

Erumpent

Love is in the air(waves) as Susie and Gyles get to the heart of the many different types of love in their special Valentine’s day episode on Something Rhymes with Purple.  Susie and Gyles will explore what the cabbage has to do with reviving romance in Italy (hint: ‘cavoli riscaldiati’), how feeling a touch lusty in the spring has its own word, as well as a call out to the Purple People for a word that  describes the love you have for your pet.  We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Macrosmatic: Having a very good sense of smell. Skirl: The sound a bagpipe produces. Conjubilate: To celebrate together. Gyles' poem this week was 'The Old Lover' by 'Jane McCulloch' and 'Valentine' by 'Wendy Cope' 'The Old Lover' by 'Jane McCulloch'  Was I? Did I? Seriously? Was it so? Were we? Like that? Really? No! 'Valentine' by 'Wendy Cope' “My heart has made its mind up And I’m afraid it’s you. Whatever you’ve got lined up, My heart has made its mind up And if you can’t be signed up This year, next year will do. My heart has made its mind up And I’m afraid it’s you.” A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/02/23·36m 36s

Undercrackers

We are diving beneath the surface today as we undress all the words related to your Undergarments at our live show at the Fortune Theatre.  Come learn how your undergarments are linked to garnish, why the bra used to be exclusively worn by men, what your stockings have in common with a murderous medieval contraption and which style of underwear is connected to the violin.  Susie will keep us in suspense whilst she divulges the origin of suspenders and Gyles shares his affinity for chest wigs in his younger days.. We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms 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:  Quockerwodger: A windsock or political puppet. Purfled: Short of breath, especially when too lusty. Puckfyst: Thirsty. The puckfyst is a `dried toadstool. Hence, "I feels puckfyst" means I feel as dry as a dried toadstool. Gyles' poem this week was 'Macavity: The Mystery Cat' by 'T. S. Eliot' Macavity’s a Mystery Cat: he’s called the Hidden Paw— For he’s the master criminal who can defy the Law. He’s the bafflement of Scotland Yard, the Flying Squad’s despair: For when they reach the scene of crime—Macavity’s not there! Macavity, Macavity, there’s no one like Macavity, He’s broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity. His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare, And when you reach the scene of crime—Macavity’s not there! You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air— But I tell you once and once again, Macavity’s not there! Macavity’s a ginger cat, he’s very tall and thin; You would know him if you saw him, for his eyes are sunken in. His brow is deeply lined with thought, his head is highly domed; His coat is dusty from neglect, his whiskers are uncombed. He sways his head from side to side, with movements like a snake; And when you think he’s half asleep, he’s always wide awake. Macavity, Macavity, there’s no one like Macavity, For he’s a fiend in feline shape, a monster of depravity. You may meet him in a by-street, you may see him in the square— But when a crime’s discovered, then Macavity’s not there! He’s outwardly respectable. (They say he cheats at cards.) And his footprints are not found in any file of Scotland Yard’s. And when the larder’s looted, or the jewel-case is rifled, Or when the milk is missing, or another Peke’s been stifled, Or the greenhouse glass is broken, and the trellis past repair— Ay, there’s the wonder of the thing! Macavity’s not there! And when the Foreign Office find a Treaty’s gone astray, Or the Admiralty lose some plans and drawings by the way, There may be a scrap of paper in the hall or on the stair— But it’s useless to investigate—Macavity’s not there! And when the loss has been disclosed, the Secret Service say: ‘It must have been Macavity!’—but he’s a mile away. You’ll be sure to find him resting, or a-licking of his thumbs; Or engaged in doing complicated long division sums. Macavity, Macavity, there’s no one like Mac& Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/02/23·43m 27s

200 Today!

We have reached 200! That’s 200 episodes of Something Rhymes with Purple consisting of topics such as Drinking, Theatre, Death, Hair, Biscuits, School, Sex, Board Games, Fish, Cricket, Water Vessels.. The list is 200 items long!  To celebrate our 200th birthday, Susie and Gyles will dedicate it to the Purple People and spend the episode riffling through the dictionary as they seek to find the perfect word for those moments in life when the Purple People exclaim ‘there must be a word for that!?’. We’ll be finding the perfect word to describe the frustration of a sneeze that doesn’t come to fruition, the experience of music moving you to tears, that pre-departure anxiety that renders you incapable of doing anything in the interim period and that disconcerting feeling when you occupy a seat on public transport that is still warm from its previous occupant…  Thank you so much to all the Purple People who sent in their brilliant suggestions - we try to answer as many of them as possible in this episode, but we will be doing a part 2 shortly as there were too many brilliant suggestions to get through in one episode.. We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' Don’t forget that you can join us in person at our upcoming tour, tap the link to find tickets: www.somethingrhymeswithpurple.com  Gyles' poem this week was 'As You Like It, Act II, Scene VII [All the world's a stage]' by 'William Shakespeare' All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first, the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms. Then the whining schoolboy, with his satchel And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school. And then the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier, Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard, Jealous in honor, sudden and quick in quarrel, Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice, In fair round belly with good capon lined, With eyes severe and beard of formal cut, Full of wise saws and modern instances; And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slippered pantaloon, With spectacles on nose and pouch on side; His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide For his shrunk shank, and his big manly voice, Turning again toward childish treble, pipes And whistles in his sound. Last scene of all, That ends this strange eventful history, Is second childishness and mere oblivion, Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/01/23·32m 29s

San Fran’s Disco

We are on the 4th leg of our North America road trip where we are visiting Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco.  Susie and Gyles will take us to the meadows of Las Vegas and the snowy capped mountains of Nevada before we hit the casinos and Gyles reveals he has a booking at a church in Las Vegas ready and waiting for him. We’ll continue on to Queen Calafia’s California to visit San Francisco where we’ll etymologically encounter the Pelicans of Alcatraz before our final destination where we meet the angels of Los Angeles and we discover how the Lumière brothers gave light to Hollywood.  Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week:  Logodaedaly - ingenious use of words  Scrofulous - morally corrupt  Sipid - of pleasing taste, flavour or character Gyles' poem this week was 'An Attempt At Unrhymed Verse' by 'Wendy Cope' People tell you all the time, Poems do not have to rhyme. It's often better if they don't And I'm determined this one won't. Oh dear. Never mind, I'll start again. Busy, busy with my pen...cil. I can do it if I try-- Easy, peasy, pudding and gherkins. Writing verse is so much fun, Cheering as the summer weather, Makes you feel alert and bright, 'Specially when you get it more or less the way you want it. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/01/23·38m 47s

Thimble

Discover how Tailors and Tagliatelle pasta are connected, why a large nail gave its name to the technique of ‘tacking’ and the treacherous origin story of the sewing machine. It’s going to be a *Singer* of an episode today as Susie and Gyles stitch, hem and thread their way through the world of sewing where all is not as it seams…  We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Expropriate: To get rid of or no longer own. Chimney-corner: The place of idlers Nuncheon: Food eaten between meals Gyles' poem this week was 'Hands off our horns' by 'Mark Graham ' I know my horn is impressive But it’s not a magic cure For poor performance in the sack Of that I’m really sure I recommend viagra If suffering from these ails You’re stupid if you buy my horn  Just bite your bloody nails A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/01/23·29m 29s

Introducing... Please Tell Me A Story

As a lover of words, we know you’ll be a lover of this comedy podcast all about story telling… Omid tells his story to Abi. Abi tells Omid’s story to Sean, then Sean to Kai, Kai to Sikisa and Sikisa to Helen… each time with hilarious misrememberings, improvisations, stumbles, fumbles and laughs. Six comedians have a funny story to tell. Can they pass the story along the chain without completely twisting the tale? But this isn’t like the game you play at school where you only whisper short sentences. Each episode is a complete, beautifully written story, with each retelling getting funnier (and weirder!) as it passes on. And boy, does season one of Please Tell Me A Story feature an all star comedy cast: Omid Djalili, Abi Clarke, Seán Burke, Kai Samra, Sikisa, and Helen Bauer. Join them as the story gets weird…https://listen.sonymusic-podcasts.link/qxhC1Drl A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/01/23·1m 26s

Chandelier

Susie and Gyles are guiding us out of etymological darkness as they the light way to better understanding the world of light!  We’ll have many light bulb moments as we discover how extortion and contortion are twisted into the intriguing language of torches, what’s hiding in the sconce and why candles are candid.  Gyles shares his schoolboy days as a lighting technician of sorts whilst Susie continues to pull the plug on linguistic myths when answering this week’s Purple Peoples’ post. Susie and Gyles are guiding us out of etymological darkness as they the light way to better understanding the world of light!  We’ll have many light bulb moments as we discover how extortion and contortion are twisted into the intriguing language of torches, what’s hiding in the sconce and why candles are candid.  Gyles shares his schoolboy days as a lighting technician of sorts whilst Susie continues to pull the plug on linguistic myths when answering this week’s Purple Peoples’ post.  We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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: Peccable: Prone to sin. This is a rare example of a lost negative. Leucocholy: A white Melancholy, a good easy sort of a state. Uitwaaien (Dutch oot-vay-en): To clear the mind in windy weather. Gyles reads The Midnight Skaters by Roger McGough  It is midnight in the ice rink And all is cool and still. Darkness seems to hold its breath Nothing moves, until Out of the kitchen, one by one, The cutlery comes creeping, Quiet as mice to the brink of the ice While all the world is sleeping. Then suddenly, a serving-spoon Switches on the light, And the silver swoops upon the ice Screaming with delight. The knives are high-speed skaters Round and round they race, Blades hissing, sissing, Whizzing at a dizzy pace. Forks twirl like dancers Pirouetting on the spot. Teaspoons (who take no chances) Hold hands and giggle a lot. All night long the fun goes on Until the sun, their friend, Gives the warning signal That all good things must end. So they slink back to the darkness of the kitchen cutlery-drawer And steel themselves to wait Until it's time to skate once more. At eight the canteen ladies Breeze in as good as gold To lay the tables and wonder Why the cutlery is so cold. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/01/23·41m 5s

Elementary

It’s a smokin’ hot episode today people as we delve into the world of Smoking.  We’ll run into Colombos, Hamlet and Charles Dickens as we uncover why we have pipe dreams, why stogie cigars are linked to wagons, how pipes and musical instruments are connected and that the original meaning of blowing smoke up someone’s arse is very different from today’s..  Susie will make sure our understanding of smoking idioms is up to snuff and Gyles shares tales of an icon of his that is synonymous with the pipe.  We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Twithought: A fleeting thought Potgun: Something that makes a lot of noise but that is ultimately irrelevant. Holy Willie: hypocritically pious person Gyles reads ‘Fall’ by Connie Bensley When you’re falling Expect a split second of thought before you hit the stone, stair or ground   How to use it? Worrying about the dog? No Regretting your ancient underwear? No Cursing the car which is careering towards you? No   Use this tick of time to turn your head in such a way that your teeth avoid the primary impact   This will enable you to smile at the first responder When he bends to lift you with his big hands out of the gutter A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/01/23·34m 20s

Spatchcock

Recorded live at the Fortune Theatre on Sunday 20th November 2022.  Tis’ that peculiar time between Christmas and New Year when we might find ourselves overindulging and spending a lot of time in the kitchen. Therefore, Susie and Gyles are here to make you feel that little bit more informed about the methods of cooking that have come to create that mince pie you might be eating whilst you get your Purple fix this week.  We’ll discover what stews, steamed baths and typhoid have in common, why getting the wrong end of the stick is mucky business and why receiving a roasting when you fail to complete your roster of duties is more appropriate than you think. Susie and Gyles challenge the audience to teach them how to poach an egg and they discover -  thanks to audience member and Purple Person, Professor Hansen - why the loser gets a wooden spoon.    We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com If you’ve ever thought ‘There must be a word for that?’, then now is your chance to ask Susie and Gyles! To celebrate the 200th Episode of Something Rhymes with Purple, Susie and Gyles are challenging the Purple People to submit the linguistic gaps they want filling. Please email purple@somethinelse.com with the subject line, ‘Is there a word for?’ Please submit entries by the 31st December. We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Ferntickle: a freckle (15th century: A freckle on the skin, resembling the seed of fern’) Bodkin: a small dagger. Mentioned in Chaucer’s, ‘The Reeve’s Tale’ Kickshaw: an elaborate but disappointing meal, from the French ‘quelque chose’. Gyles reads ‘Don't Worry if Your Job Is Small’ by Anonymous Don't worry if your job is small, And your rewards are few. Remember that the mighty oak, Was once a nut like you. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/12/22·41m 25s

Ambassador Satch

Come discover what the $10 note might have to do with Dixieland, why the city of Orleans was ‘made new’ and what ‘Mile High Ice Cream Pie’ is as we arrive at the city of New Orleans for our 3rd stop on our North America road trip.  Susie and Gyles explore the food, the language and the Jazz Culture of one of Gyles’ favourite places in the world and he makes sure that Susie has put the city of New Orleans on her bucket list by the end of the episode.  We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com If you’ve ever thought ‘There must be a word for that?’, then now is your chance to ask Susie and Gyles! To celebrate the 200th Episode of Something Rhymes with Purple, Susie and Gyles are challenging the Purple People to submit the linguistic gaps they want filling. Please email purple@somethinelse.com with the subject line, ‘Is there a word for?’ Please submit entries by the 31st December. We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Nubiferous: full of clouds Nubbled: covered in small lumps (bumfled) Frugalist (19th century): a belt-tightener Gyles reads ‘We have not long to love’ by Tennessee Williams We have not long to love. Light does not stay. The tender things are those we fold away. Coarse fabrics are the ones for common wear. In silence I have watched you comb your hair. Intimate the silence, dim and warm. I could but did not, reach to touch your arm. I could, but do not, break that which is still. (Almost the faintest whisper would be shrill.) So moments pass as though they wished to stay. We have not long to love. A night. A day.... A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/12/22·36m 24s

Lanolin

It’s a knit and natter kind of episode today Purple People, as we unravel the words and phrases that are woven throughout the world of knitting.  We’ll unstitch the mystery of what frogs have to do with knitting mistakes, how a lawyer’s wig pulled the wool over our eyes, what stitches and sticks have in common and Susie advises Gyles to avoid knitted underwear as she is certain it will cause him shivviness - the feeling of roughness caused by a new undergarment. We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Metopomancy: Divination by the (lines on the) forehead or face. Hamsterkauf - Panic buying. Egg of Colombus - A brilliant idea that seems easy once you know how.  Gyles reads ‘Requiescat’ by Oscar Wilde  Tread lightly, she is near Under the snow, Speak gently, she can hear The daisies grow. All her bright golden hair Tarnished with rust, She that was young and fair Fallen to dust. Lily-like, white as snow, She hardly knew She was a woman, so Sweetly she grew. Coffin-board, heavy stone, Lie on her breast, I vex my heart alone, She is at rest. Peace, Peace, she cannot hear Lyre or sonnet, All my life's buried here, Heap earth upon it. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts     To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/12/22·33m 46s

Rex

It’s the real deal today Purple People as we enter the palace courtesy of Tour Guide Gyles for a Royal episode. Come discover why Sovereign is ‘super’, how the King was a family man, why real tennis isn’t royal at all and how elevation was the key to prominence in the monarchy.    Gyles seems in need of a pizza delivery service during our correspondence section thanks to Purple Person, Quentin Lotte and Susie’s trio takes us down the pub to meet the Knight of the Sprigot but make sure you don’t have a lanspresados as company!   We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com   We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple   Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms'   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:  Intumescence: bubblement; excitement: anticipation. Knight of the Spigot: a party host or pub landlord/lady. Lanspresado: one who comes to the pub with only a handful of change in their pocket.   Gyles reads ‘The King’s Breakfast’ by A.A. Milne   The King asked  The Queen, and  The Queen asked  The Dairymaid:  "Could we have some butter for  The Royal slice of bread?"  The Queen asked the Dairymaid,  The Dairymaid  Said, "Certainly,  I'll go and tell the cow  Now  Before she goes to bed."   The Dairymaid  She curtsied,  And went and told  The Alderney:  "Don't forget the butter for  The Royal slice of bread."  The Alderney  Said sleepily:  "You'd better tell  His Majesty  That many people nowadays  Like marmalade  Instead."   The Dairymaid  Said, "Fancy!"  And went to  Her Majesty.  She curtsied to the Queen, and  She turned a little red:  "Excuse me,  Your Majesty,  For taking of  The liberty,  But marmalade is tasty, if  It's very  Thickly  Spread."   The Queen said  "Oh!:  And went to  His Majesty:  "Talking of the butter for  The royal slice of bread,  Many people  Think that  Marmalade  Is nicer.  Would you like to try a little  Marmalade  Instead?"   The King said,  "Bother!"  And then he said,  "Oh, deary me!"  The King sobbed,  "Oh, deary me!"  And went back to bed.  "Nobody,"  He whimpered,  "Could call me  A fussy man;  I only want  A little bit  Of butter for  My bread!"   The Queen said,  "There, there!"  And went to  The Dairymaid.  The Dairymaid  Said, "There, there!"  And went to the shed.&a Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/12/22·34m 28s

Xocolatl

It’s a chock-a-block episode today as we dive into the chocolate box to discover how our favourite fillings got their names. We’ll hear the ‘sweet’ story that gave us the Praline, what a horse's lower jaw and Ganache have in common and why the strong smelling fungus and the lovely truffle filling are etymological twins. Susie takes us back to university in search for the origin of being ’Toffee nosed’ and Gyles shares an extract from a recent book purchase which adds a purr-fect addition to this ever so sweet episode. We also launch our 200th Episode Challenge where we are asking the Purple People to tell Gyles and Susie about any linguistic gaps that they want filling! Ever experienced a feeling and thought, ‘There must be a word for that?’ Then put it to Susie and Gyles and see if they can find the answer. Susie and Gyles also want to hear your suggestions so it’s time for us all to be etymology detectives! Please email purple@somethinelse.com with the subject line, ‘Is there a word for?’ Please submit entries by the 31st December. We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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:  Bibacity: the quality of ‘drinking much’ Ribroast: give a good talking to Timepleaser: one who complies with the prevailing agreements no matter what they are. Gyles read ‘Magic’ by John K. Harris Writing is a magic kind of caper It really is remarkable to think Here we have a simple piece of paper With spells upon it, printed out in ink To conjure up my voice inside your head I’m speaking to you from inside your brain Or is this your voice that you hear instead? Or maybe, more a mixture of the twain? For when I write down ‘I’ do I mean ‘me’? Or reading, do you think that ‘I’ is ‘you’? From where I sit inside your skull I see that while I’m here you’re there, but I’m there too So while you read this sonnet rhyme by rhyme we’re in at least two places at one time. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/22·30m 19s

AMERIGO

Come discover which Italian explorer gave his name to the continent of America, why Philadelphia is the city of brotherly love and why you “Take the T” when in Boston as we travel down the East Coast of America. Susie shares further adventures from her time in Princeton and Gyles gives us a healthy dose of name-drops with an American flavour. We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' 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: Grubble: To feel around in the dark Confabulate: To talk easily; to prattle Sideration: A sudden paralysis or feeling of mortification Gyles read ‘A word to husbands’ by Ogden Nash To keep your marriage brimming With love in the loving cup, Whenever you're wrong, admit it; Whenever you're right, shut up. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts   To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/11/22·33m 28s

Etiquette

Discover what your hands have to do with manners, how the typesetters minded their p’s and q’s, why Gyles wasn’t allowed to issue the Royal Pardon and why some greetings comes at face value.    Today, Susie and Gyles will be dissecting the language of formalities and etiquette where we will be taking a trip to court, making a few phone calls and wassailing throughout the evening.    Toodle Pip, Ciao, Adios, See ya, Sayonara!    We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com   We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms'   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:  Nudiustertian: the day before yesterday.   Quomodocuncquize: to make money any way you can.  Williwaw: a sudden violent squall from the mountains.  Gyles reads ‘Who Has Seen the Wind?’ by Christina Rossetti    Who has seen the wind?  Neither I nor you:  But when the leaves hang trembling,  The wind is passing through.   Who has seen the wind?  Neither you nor I:  But when the trees bow down their heads,  The wind is passing by   A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts   To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/11/22·27m 36s

Mortarboard

Recorded live at the Oxford Playhouse on Sunday 9th October 2021.   Gyles and Susie explore the wordy world of Universities as they return to their University home of Oxford.    Come discover what seminars have in common with semen, how gold tassels gave us the term ’Toff’, why the mortarboard and the pestle & mortar are linked and Susie shares the ultimate excuse for bunking off class early to go for a drink down The White Rabbit (an Oxford pub named after Oxford resident, Lewis Carroll’s Alice's Adventures in Wonderland).   Gyles teaches Susie what it means to 'sport one's oak' and Susie shares some further sporting references revealing why chess boards and dominoes are also linked to University life.   We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com   We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple   Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms'   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:   Peristeronic - of or relating to pigeons.  Hirquiticke - horny teenager  Backspang - a loophole that allows you to renege on a deal.    Gyles read ‘Jabberwocky’ by Lewis Carroll    ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves        Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:  All mimsy were the borogoves,        And the mome raths outgrabe.   “Beware the Jabberwock, my son!        The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!  Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun        The frumious Bandersnatch!”   He took his vorpal sword in hand;        Long time the manxome foe he sought—  So rested he by the Tumtum tree        And stood awhile in thought.   And, as in uffish thought he stood,        The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,  Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,        And burbled as it came!   One, two! One, two!  And through and through        The vorpal blade went snicker-snack! He left it dead, and with its head        He went galumphing back.   “And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?        Come to my arms, my beamish boy!  O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”        He chortled in his joy.   ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves        Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:  All mimsy were the borogoves,        And the mome raths outgrabe.    A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.     Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/11/22·36m 46s

Poltergeist

It’s a spooky one for you Purple People as we transcend to the world of the supernatural for an etymological seance with ghosts and poltergeists.    Discover what blazing fires and the ethereal have in common, why we climb to 7th heaven and why the mystics are so close to their secrets.  Susie will tell us why our faulty applicants give up the ghost and Gyles shares a story that packs a punch..of should we say, a fright!   We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com   We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple   Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms'   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:    Kalopsia -  The delusion of things being more beautiful than they are  Mumpish - Feeling sullen, cranky, withdrawn and glum  Simchaa - A word from Hebrew meaning gladness and joy   Gyles read ‘Dark, dark wood’, a story developed by Cambridge English Online on behalf of the British Council.    In the dark, dark wood, there was a dark, dark house.  And in that dark, dark house, there was a dark, dark room.   And in that dark, dark room, there was a dark, dark cupboard.   And in that dark, dark cupboard, there was a dark, dark shelf.   And on that dark, dark shelf, there was a dark, dark box.   And in that dark, dark box, there was a ghost.   A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.     Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/11/22·29m 43s

Jujube

This is one for your sweet tooth (or is it sweet teeth?!) because we are heading to the pick’n’mix store for some sweet talk from Susie and Gyles.   We’ll discover the link between bread and pastilles, what gyles’ favourite word lallygagging and lollipops have in common and what festivity the candy cane has to thank for its distinctive shape.   Susie will hit the sweet spot each time as she gives us the origins of some of our sweetest phrases and Gyles shares the story of perhaps the worlds most iconic sweet store and its pick’n’mix aisle, Woolworths.    We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com  We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple   Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms'   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:  Eftsoons: Very soon after   Palchrony: Tom Read Wilson’s portmanteau for being in wonderful synchrony with a friend Eleutherophobia: A fear of freedom   Gyles' poem this week was "Purple poem" by 'David Walser   When making a jus in your newly bought blender   A sip is quite hopeless, you must have a snurple   Did you add beetroot? Then the snurple, is purple.   And a snurple that’s purple is fit for a turtle.    A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/10/22·37m 43s

Mounties

Time to don your toque and get cozy in your bunnyhug Purple People because today we are beginning our North American tour and our first destination is Canada, Ey!  We’ll warm up with a steaming bowl of Poutine followed by a double-double and a few Timbits as we get on the (etymological) road stopping along the way at Newfoundland and the ‘Capcity’, Ottawa.  Talks of Newfoundland lead Gyles to share stories of his ‘most magical, musical’ evening at the theatre seeing a show about the island but that’s not before we have a triple Canadian name drop and discover that Gyles himself has Canadian blood! Susie’s dendrophile nature is perfectly placed to explore the wilderness of Canada but it’s the ice hockey that has her sharing a long lost dream of performing a deke on the ice.  We’ll take a small trip with the mounties before settling down for a Jiggs Dinner for a couple of Twoonies and a bit of cloffin by the fire.  We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com  We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms'  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:  Cloffin: to warm yourself by the fire and to warm the back of your legs specially, that is Brabbag  Exlex - An outlaw  Fysifunkus: One with no curiosity at all  Gyles' poem this week was 'Variations on the Word Love' by Margaret Atwood   This is a word we use to plug  holes with. It’s the right size for those warm  blanks in speech, for those red heart-  shaped vacancies on the page that look nothing  like real hearts. Add lace  and you can sell  it. We insert it also in the one empty  space on the printed form  that comes with no instructions. There are whole  magazines with not much in them  but the word love, you can  rub it all over your body and you  can cook with it too. How do we know  it isn’t what goes on at the cool  debaucheries of slugs under damp  pieces of cardboard? As for the weed-  seedlings nosing their tough snouts up  among the lettuces, they shout it.  Love! Love! sing the soldiers, raising  their glittering knives in salute.   Then there’s the two  of us. This word  is far too short for us, it has only  four letters, too sparse  to fill those deep bare  vacuums between the stars  that press on us with their deafness.  It’s not love we don’t wish  to fall into, but that fear.  this word is not enough but it will  have to do. It’s a single  vowel in this metallic  silence, a mouth that says  O again and again in wonder  and pain, a breath, a finger  grip on a cliffside. You can  hold on or let go.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/10/22·42m 23s

Emovere

Hello Purple People, have you ever found yourself experiencing a particular feeling or emotion and wondering, ‘there must be a word for that’? Well luckily for us, so has our very own Susie Dent! From the way to describe those blues you get on a Sunday evening at the prospect of work the next day - the Mubblefubbles - to that irresistible desire to do something unwise - cacoethes. Susie will take us through a selection of her favourite words from her new book, An Emotional Dictionary, so you are never lost for words again. Next time you go to the hair dressers where you are horrified by the result, you’ll know exactly how to describe it! Waterstones are offering an exclusive discount just for Purple People. Simply visit waterstones.com and enter the promo code EMOTION22 during checkout for a £3 discount on the hardback of An Emotional Dictionary. That’s E-M-O-T-I-O-N and the number 22. Offer ends 30th Nov 2022. We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com Go to https://redbubbleus.sjv.io/c/3717640/993952/11754and use code RBC-PURPLE for 20% off at Redbubble.  We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple   Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms' Don’t forget that you can join us in person at our upcoming tour, tap the link to find tickets: www.somethingrhymeswithpurple.com 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. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.   Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts   To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/10/22·35m 58s

Tintinnabulation

Welcome back to Something Rhymes with Purple for our first show in our Autumn tour! Recorded live at the Fortune Theatre in London, Susie and Gyles arrived with bells and whistles on for an etymological exploration into the world of bells, specifically the Capital’s Big Ben. There was much tintinnabulation (as much as Gyles tried to derail this) and our lovely audience of Purple People got to discover the links between cups and chimes, why bells were responsible for re-naming the belfry tower, and why Swiss Cow Bells are nostalgic.  We were saved by the bell once discussions of ringing one’s bell went a little too far and Gyles got his (metaphorical) catsuit on to give us a stunning rendition of T.S. Eliot’s ‘Gus: The Theatre Cat’ from Eliot’s Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms. 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: Matter-fangled: to have got into a muddle while talking Rackups: your just desserts Quanker: someone who settles a dispute Gyles' poem this week was 'Gus: The Theatre Cat' by 'T.S. Eliot' Gus is the Cat at the Theatre Door. His name, as I ought to have told you before, Is really Asparagus. That's such a fuss To pronounce, that we usually call him just Gus. His coat's very shabby, he's thin as a rake, And he suffers from palsy that makes his paw shake. Yet he was, in his youth, quite the smartest of Cats-- But no longer a terror to mice and to rats. For he isn't the Cat that he was in his prime; Though his name was quite famous, he says, in its time. And whenever he joins his friends at their club (Which takes place at the back of the neighbouring pub) He loves to regale them, if someone else pays, With anecdotes drawn from his palmiest days. For he once was a Star of the highest degree-- He has acted with Irving, he's acted with Tree. And he likes to relate his success on the Halls, Where the Gallery once gave him seven cat-calls. But his grandest creation, as he loves to tell, Was Firefrorefiddle, the Fiend of the Fell. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/10/22·43m 18s

Dragoon

Don your armour and grab your steed, Purple people because today we are galloping onto the battle field to uncover the etymological treasures of Weaponry.    From biting bullets to smoking guns, Susie will guide us through the link between rainbows and archery, what the Armadillo has to do with armoury and why freelancers weren’t always that friendly. Gyles shares some further behind-the-scenes details of one of the most watched events on tele which leads into discussions of corona (but not that corona) and why it’s courteous to curtsy.    Susie and Gyles have their weekly dose of three scintillating words and a delicious poem for us and as always, they want to hear from you!  Find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com   We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple   Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms'   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:    Kalokagathia: Nobility and goodness of character  Nidification: to build a nest and retreat for a while  Polydipsia: A great thirst (usually in a figurative sense eg. for fame)   Gyles' poem this week was ‘To You’ by  Langston Hughes   To sit down and dream,  To sit and read,  To sit and learn about the world  Outside our world of here and now-  Our problem world-  To dream of vast horizons of the soul  Through dreams made whole,  Unfettered free-help me!  All you who are dreamers,too,  Help me to make our world anew.  I reach out my dreams to you.    A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.     Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/09/22·37m 9s

An update from the Purple Plus Club…

You heard it here first - we’re expanding our horizons here on Something Rhymes with Purple and welcome you to join us for not just 1, but 2 episodes every week.  If you’re an Apple Purple Person, tap the banner in the app to enjoy a 7-day free trial or head to purpleplusclub.com to join us on all other platforms.  As if that wasn’t enough, you will also get all episodes completely ad-free.   Speak soon, Gyles & Susie.   A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.     Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/09/22·1m 8s

Cobbler

It’s time to take a trip to the bakery Purple People where we will run into Lords and Ladies, horses and testicles as we explore the shelves of bread.    Come discover why the upper crust really is better, what bread rolls and parchment have in common, how lumps and humps gave name to Nubbys and Cobs and why having butter with your chip butty is essential.   Gyles shares his latest ‘Oh Crumbs!’ moment and Susie tells us about her Sourdough Bread making adventure.    It really is the best thing since sliced bread…    Purple People, Gyles and Susie want you to share your nicknames and slang terms for bread, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com   We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple   Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club by clicking the banner in Apple podcasts or head to purpleplusclub.com to listen on other platforms'   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:    Overmorrow - The day after tomorrow  Roucoulement: The gentle cooing of doves  Yesterfang: That which was caught or taken yesterday    Gyles' poem this week was 'The Mower' by ‘Philip Larkin'  The mower stalled, twice; kneeling, I found     A hedgehog jammed up against the blades,     Killed. It had been in the long grass.   I had seen it before, and even fed it, once.     Now I had mauled its unobtrusive world     Unmendably. Burial was no help:   Next morning I got up and it did not.  The first day after a death, the new absence     Is always the same; we should be careful   Of each other, we should be kind     While there is still time.     A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.     Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/09/22·36m 58s

Water Vessels

We’ve spoken before about Susie’s, often fancy, water glasses that she sips on throughout the recordings… so this week we are pouring our thoughts into the vessels that we use to hold our drinks and have done for many centuries.  Eavesdrop on us, with your favourite drink as we spill what we know about water vessels.  We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com  We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club via Apple Subscription, simply follow this link and enjoy a free 7 day trial: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823  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:  Zarf: a cup-shaped holder for a hot coffee-cup, used in the Levant, usually of metal and of ornamental design  Aprosexia: an inability to concentrate due to a distracted mind (prosexis: heedfulness)  Froonce: to frolic exuberantly  Gyles' poem this week was from Martyn Hesford ’s book ‘Lilac White’.  A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/09/22·36m 39s

Gymnasium

We’re always impressed with how Gyles manages to hot foot around the country with such speed, what is his fitness regime? So, it is back to the gymnasium this week, fully clothed this time, to discuss the many different forms of exercise from the equipment to the ever-expanding number of classes. Eavesdrop on us and hear how Susie demonstrates her burpee. We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com  We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club via Apple Subscription, simply follow this link and enjoy a free 7 day trial: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823  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:  Kackle stomached – to have your stomach turned easily  Linnard: to be a slow eater, the last to finish a meal  Norman: to be tyrannical  Gyles' poem this week are: You Still Don’t Understand by Jane Mcculloch  I tried to tell you in a letter, Now I’ll tell you in a verse. When good no one was better, When bad no one was worse.  Dedicatory Ode by Hilaire Belloc  (Verse 10)  From quiet homes and first beginning, to the undiscovered ends, there's nothing worth the wear of winning, but laughter and the love of friends.  A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/09/22·43m 56s

Barocco

Building on our recent fascination with cathedrals, this week we cast our architectural net a bit wider by taking a look at the other wonderful structures we walk past every day. Eavesdrop on us as we delve beneath the facade and open a window on everything from Bauhaus to Gothic, whilst being a little arch along the way.   We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com   We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple   Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club via Apple Subscription, simply follow this link and enjoy a free 7 day trial: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823   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:   Scripturiant: having a strong urge to write.  Patrizate: to imitate one's fathers or forebears.  Catillate: to lick the dishes clean.   Gyles' poem this week was 'The Living Proof' by Roger McGough    A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/08/22·38m 13s

kê-tsiap

What’s small and red and speaks with a husky voice? A hoarse radish! (groan!) And Purple People, that’s what we have on the table for you today.  We are exploring the condiments box so pull up a chair and get ready for some spicy chat!   We’ll learn how a fishy trade with South East Asia gave us one of our most beloved red accompaniments, before we stop off at Branston Lodge in Burton-upon-Trent to taste one of the most popular pickles around.  Elsewhere, Gyles takes us on a saucy tour of the Houses of Parliament and Susie explains why being 'mustard' is a compliment you should be happy to receive.    We’ll hear from some wonderful Purple People in this week's correspondence and Gyles finds inspiration in the nation's favourite brown sauce for today’s poem.   We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com   We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple   Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus club via Apple Subscription, simply follow this link and enjoy a free 7 day trial: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823   Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week:   Äugend and Addend. - In a simple equation, (e.g. 3+4) The first number is the augend and the number that is added to it is the addend.  Amatorculist - Someone who trifles with your emotions and leaves you heartbroken.   Hirquiticke: a horny teenager; "one past fourteene yeeres of age, beginning to bee moved with Venus delight" (Henry Cockeram, An English Dictionary, 1623)   Gyles’ poem was: Mary Wilson - On the Death of Harold Wilson   A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.    Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/08/22·43m 33s

Titamatorta

Susie and Gyles are going hammer and tongs at the English language today as they deconstruct the world of DIY…   Come learn why the vice isn’t as vicious as it may seem, what the saxons and the saw have in common and why the “saw” also “see’s”.    Gyles and Susie, share their despair at their own DIY abilities and although Gaffa tape is Gyles’ solution to all his DIY needs Susie explains why (at least in the DIY world) Gyles will never be ‘The Gaffa’.    We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com   We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple   Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus club via Apple Subscription, simply follow this link and enjoy a free 7 day trial: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823   Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week:   Umbethink: To ruminate or ponder  Eilkrankheit: Hurry sickness Sloomy:  Languorous  Gyles' poem was 'Where the Mind is without' by Rabindranath Tagore   A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.    Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/08/22·39m 30s

Ultracrepidarian

Put your best foot forward and join us as we march through the sole-ful language of shoes. There’s no loafing around as we find out what links your pumps to ocean liners, the beach snacks that lend their name to winklepickers, and the connection between the boot of your car and the boots on your feet. Plus there’s a rumour going round that Gyles wears socks with his crocs… or is that a load of old cobblers?    We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymes  With on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com   We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple   Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus club via Apple Subscription, simply follow this link and enjoy a free 7 day trial: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823   Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week:   Ultracrepidarian - a presumptuous critic who offers an opinion on matters far outside their sphere of knowledge  Estivate - to retire for the summer  Charente - a sudden burst of productive energy similar to a fit-of-the-clevers   Gyles' poem was Galoshes by Paul Jennings  A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.     Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/08/22·47m 47s

Feles

Psssss psssss... Over here Purple People! It’s your weekly dose of the English language where Susie and Gyles let the cat out the bag about all those word myths you’ve always wondered about!    And speaking about cats, today’s episode will be all about our feline friends.    Gyles and Susie’s cats have been regular guests on the podcast so today, Susie will uncover the link between cats in bags and pigs in a poke, how an affection for the name ‘Margeret’ gave us our moggy cat and why being greedy led to skinning cats (but not literally thankfully)!     Gyles turns film critic and shares his opinion on the 2019 musical film based on T.S.Eliot’s poems, Cats, and we also get to discuss another classic British film when we explore why we find it difficult to herd cats.   We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com   We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple   Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus club via Apple Subscription, simply follow this link and enjoy a free 7 day trial: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823  Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week:   Lack-linen - shirtless  Rakehelly - wild; dissolute; rakehell  Sluggardize - to make lazy   A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.     Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/08/22·39m 26s

Cackletub

Recorded on the hottest day of the year where better to seek some solace than within the cool walls of a cathedral? Take a seat as we take in the nautical origins of the nave, the link between the spire and an arrow, and we learn why you might literally be hanging on the words delivered from the pulpit. Also in the show, we answer some brilliant listener questions and Gyles recounts one of his finest tales about losing his grip in Canterbury Cathedral.  We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com  We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple   Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus club via Apple Subscription, simply follow this link and enjoy a free 7 day trial: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823  Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week:  Immoment – of no importance at all.  Guttle – to drink thirstily  Kissing-crust – when one crust touches another in the oven  A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.  Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts  To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/07/22·43m 40s

Chiaroscuro

July is the 125th anniversary of The Tate Britain, one of the UK’s most established art galleries, so today on the podcast we are going to be dedicating an episode to Art and specifically, painting .  We’ll discover what the connection is between the painter’s canvas and a cannabis plant, why the painter’s palette is linked to the garden shovel and we explore the painting style of egg tempera albeit with a minor foray into Japanese cuisine.   Susie and Gyles dive into their own art collection sharing stories from Coulter to Churchill and Gyles reveals that there have been numerous occasions where he’s sat ‘warts and all’ for his portrait.   Our correspondence section sees the birth of a new word that Susie and Gyles challenge the Purple People to get behind in a bid for a 2023 OED entry (thank you Hannah Coulter) and Susie shares three delightful or even numptious words with us.  We love hearing from you, find us @SomethingRhymes on Twitter and Facebook, @SomethingRhymesWith on Instagram or you can email us here: purple@somethinelse.com   We currently have 20% off at the SRwP official merchandise store, just head to: https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple   Want even more purple, people? Join the Purple Plus Club via Apple Subscription, simply follow this link and enjoy a free 7 day trial: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823   Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week:   Numptious: Cuddly and delightful.  Peradventure: Perhaps.  Sciapodous: Having huge feet.   A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production.     Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts      To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email podcastadsales@sonymusic.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/07/22·37m 0s

Googly

We’re stepping up to the crease this week as we test our knowledge of the rich, and sometimes baffling, language of cricket. We discover the agricultural origins behind some of the terms, we find out the difference between the different ducks, and we have to admit to being stumped by some of the lingo along the way. As always we have a lot of fun, answer some of your brilliant questions, and Gyles signs off with a beautiful and poignant poem.  A Somethin’ Else production  We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them in to purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple. We currently have 20% off all our merchandise in our store.  If you would like to join the Purple Plus Club on Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work. Susie’s Trio: Flabellation: using a fan to cool down Fletcherize: to slowly chew your food (strictly speaking 30 times) Nyctalopia: poor vision in low light Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/07/22·38m 16s

Vespa

We’re brushing off our entomological skills once again as we revisit the world of creepy crawlies. Find out why ants in your pants is a bad thing but the ant’s pants is quite good. We also swap nostalgic stories of VW Beetles and we find out about a very famous person who still gets butterflies in her stomach when performing. It all creates quite a buzz.  A Somethin’ Else production  We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them in to purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple. We currently have 20% off all our merchandise in our store.  If you would like to join the Purple Plus Club on Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  Susie’s Trio: Fustilarian – one who pursues worthless objects or aims Ploiter – to work half-heartedly Myrmidon – a slavish and ruthless follower of someone else Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/07/22·38m 38s

Tantalus

Today’s episode is fabulous in the most literal of senses as Susie and Gyles are looking into fables and specifically the works of one of the most famous writers; Aesop. In a slow and steady manner, we will learn about greed with the help of a goose and a golden cacklefart and how the combination of foxes and grapes can impart teachings on petulance. Be ready for many marvels, morals and myths as Susie and Gyles discuss the questions surrounding Aesop and his very existence.  You will not be blowing hot and cold by the end of his episode as we hear from some more wonderful Purple People with their intriguing questions but you may be feeling some of the heat after Gyles’ sizzler of a poem.  A Somethin’ Else production.  We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them in to purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple. We currently have 20% off all our merchandise in our store. If you would like to join the Purple Plus Club on Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  Susie’s Trio Umbrageous - Creating or providing shade, shady Psithurism - Whispering of the leaves in a summer breeze Joining Giblets - Getting married Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/06/22·33m 38s

Swazzle

This week we’re embracing nostalgia and throwing open our trunks to skip through the wonderful world of toys. Along the way we discover the real Teddy behind the bear, where the word Muppet comes from, and why it’s not necessarily a good thing to be as pleased as punch. We also reminisce about trips to Hamley’s (some for business, some for pleasure), Gyles reveals the star attractions in his Teddy collection, and did he really meet the real Barbie and Ken? A Somethin’ Else production  We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them in to purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple.  We currently have 20% off all our merchandise in our store. If you would like to join the Purple Plus Club on Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work. Susie’s Trio: Tu quoque - an argument that throws back the same charge on an accuser Whataboutery - responding to an accusation my making a counter-accusation or raising a different issue Vibrissae - the stiff hairs that grow about the face of many mammals: eg a cat’s whiskers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/06/22·38m 56s

Phloem

Here in the UK, we’re striding into summer - we’ve just celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee where people were quaffing Pimm’s at street parties up and down the country and with Wimbledon just around the corner, an episode on Summer Fruits seemed the perfect way to add some extra garnish to your summer excitement.  We’ll discover what barbarians and rhubarb have in common, why you should carry a basket as a third wheel on a date and what could make you a ‘top banana’. Susie and Gyles share stories of their favourite - and least favourite - deserts and with peachy keenness, Gyles shares a number of royal name drops. We’ll dive to the bottom of the sea to meet Davy Jones in our correspondence section before wrapping up with an excellent trio from susie (see below) and a beautiful poem from Gyles.  A Somethin’ Else production.  We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them in to purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple. We currently have 20% off all our merchandise in our store.  If you would like to join the Purple Plus Club on Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work. Susie's Trio:  Winx: To bray like a donkey Skirr: The sound of birds’ wings in flight Desticate: To squeak like a rat  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/06/22·45m 2s

Electrick

We’re full of energy this week as we fuel up on petrol (or should that be gas?) and blaze through the language associated with power and resources. Pop a few coins in the meter and join us as we discover the remarkable etymological links between electricity and amber and between fuel and focus as we discuss the Three Day Week and the origins of fossil fuels. A Somethin’ Else production. We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them in to purple@somethinelse.com To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple. We currently have 20% off all our merchandise in our store. If you would like to join the Purple Plus Club on Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work. Susie’s Trio: Glandaceous – the yellowish colour of a ripe acorn Paralipsis – the rhetorical device of drawing attention to something whilst pretending you’re not mentioning it Agathism – the belief that all things tend to the positive Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/06/22·35m 0s

Chenille

We are morphing from etymologists into entomologists today as we put the world of insects and other creepy crawlies under the microscope.  We will find out why bees really are the busiest especially when it comes to the English language and what caterpillars have in common with very hairy cats. Ironically, Gyles finds the fly in the ointment when he tries to get to the etymological root of ‘fly’ and Susie shares the silver lining of always being bitten by mosquitoes - it’s wohlweh (the pleasurable pain caused by scratching a mosquito bite).  We also hear from our youngest known listener who has a question for Susie, and Gyles treats us to twopoems today by the wonderful Ogden Nash.  A Somethin’ Else production.  We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them in to purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple. We currently have 20% off all our merchandise in our store.  If you would like to join the Purple Plus Club on Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  Susie’s Trio:  Slipfast: the longing to disappear completely by melting into a crowd and becoming invisible Looseleft: the feeling of loss upon finishing a good book. Hankersore: finding someone else so attractive it actually pisses you off Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/05/22·37m 19s

Furlong

Hands and feet at the ready Purple People, today we are looking at the world of measurements.  We’ll find out how Oxens’ shaped our measurement system, why you would have a different weight village to village and how a stick was the object to rule(r) them all. Make sure you aren’t one over the eight for this episode as Susie will be testing your knowledge of some of the stranger units of measure before we jump into the mailbag for some Purple Post featuring the voices of two lovely Purple People. Susie’s trio and Gyles’ poem conclude another Purple plunge for this week.  A Somethin’ Else production.  We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them in to purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to join the Purple Plus Club on Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  Susie's Trio:  Twindle: old dialect for a twin sibling Miscounsel: bad advice Champagne shoulders (19th century): the sloping kind, because of their resemblance to a champagne bottle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/22·38m 18s

The Purple People Eater

A highly enjoyable sift through the mountain of emails you’ve sent in over the last few weeks with some absolutely corking questions to answer. In this week’s footage we lurch from poaching to doughnuts (or should that be donuts?), we separate our vets from our vets, and we discover the meaning of ‘lief’. There are also musical interludes from hungry monsters, limericks, and a handsome trio of words to add to your arsenal.  A Somethin’ Else production.  We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them in to purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to join the Purple Plus Club on Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  Susie’s Trio Polylogise – to talk too much Witzelsucht – a feeble attempt at humour Siffilate – to speak in whispers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/05/22·41m 45s

Ichthyologist

You are in for a whale of a time today Purple People as we are jumping into the deep blue sea and meeting the fishes. We will discover why Halibut are holy, what Cod and weak beer have in common and we will also revisit that famous red Herring of a question: what is the plural of Octopus? Susie takes us on a beautiful trip to the Italian island Sardinia before we leap back into the ocean to join some Salmon fish to investigate their connection with salaciousness.  Gyles shares a fishy story where he unfortunately wasn’t as happy as a clam, but his poem about fish’n’chips will most certainly change that. A Somethin’ Else production.  If there are any fishes or fishy phrases you’d like Susie and Gyles to explore, please send them in to:  purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  Susie's Trio:  Controuver - somebody who creates false gossip Bedinnered - to be served dinner Gaincope- to intercept someone by taking a shortcut  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/22·39m 28s

Best of SRWP Vol. 3

Celebrating three years of Something Rhymes With Purple here are our favourite moments from the past 12 months on the pod. Join us as we remind ourselves of the fascinating etymological tales behind words like ‘naff’ and ‘tuxedo’, we relive some of Gyles’ most hair-raising anecdotes, and we explore the tribal language of aircrews and gamers. Plus we take the opportunity to once again hear the Purple People singing in unison…  A Somethin’ Else production  We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them in to purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to join the Purple Plus Club on Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/05/22·41m 2s

Bokeh

Strike a pose with us this week as we give you a snapshot of the language behind the lens of photography. Our hosts – one camera shy, one a lover of the limelight – guide us through the whirrs and clicks of the camera, unearthing the first paparazzo and the surprising first person to coin the term ‘photo’ along the way. Elsewhere Gyles reveals the rollcall of great photographers for whom he has posed, we discover the first uses of terms like ‘selfie’ and ‘photobomb’, and Susie has a brilliant trio of words to take with you into the week.  A Somethin’ Else production We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them in to purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to join the Purple Plus Club on Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  Susie’s Trio: Clipsome: fit to be embraced or clasped Poppinoddles: old Cumberland dialect for a somersault Barcarole: a gondolier’s song  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/22·40m 47s

Tidsoptomist

They say that time flies when you’re having fun, so this week’s episode should whizz by in a jiffy. Gyles and Susie tackle all things horological from clepsydras to obelisks and they reveal the musical history of the grandfather clock. They also chat about how best to use one’s time and the frustrating accuracy of Parkinson’s Law alongside the usual Trio and Poetry to finish on.  A Somethin’ Else production.  We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them in to purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to join the Purple Plus Club on Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  Susie’s Trio: Bowerbird: a collector of useless objects or knick-knacks Mush faker: Victorian slang for an umbrella repairer Lubberland: a mythical paradise reserved for those who are lazy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/22·40m 59s

E.T.

Today, Susie and Gyles are blasting into outer space as they take a voyage into the linguistical world of extraterrestrial life. Rock bands and conspiracy theories will be involved in this episode’s lexical discovery as we fly by UFO’s, Crop Circles and Area 51. Also Susie and Gyles share their own run-ins with alien life before Gyles serenades us with a rather Saucy song.  A Somethin’ Else production  This episode features “The Saucer Song” from the musical, Salad Days written by Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds.  We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them in to purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to join the Purple Plus Club on Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  Susie's Trio:  Tachyphagia - Eating very quickly Pica - Unusual cravings, particularly experienced during pregnancy Aflunters - in a state of disorder Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/04/22·34m 3s

Usquebaugh

Susie and Gyles are in high spirits today as they lead us on a discovery to the essence of our souls…at least etymologically! We are delving into the world of spirits but not the religious or ghostly type… the alcoholic kind. This exploration will take us across the globe as we visit Geneva for our gin followed by a jaunt to Japan to discover why ordering “Sake” might not get you what you want. Susie will take us on a trip to Germany for a mouthful of Schnapps before she escorts us to India for a hot toddy to soothe her cold. We will learn why the name Gyles ‘Brandy’ Brandreth leaves him blushing and our hosts reveal the winning sonnet sent in from a Purple Person. A Somethin’ Else production We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them into purple@somethinelse.com To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work. Susie’s trio: Brachiate - to swing through the trees with ease using your arms Hirrient - a trilling sound (purring of a cat, or rolling your ‘r’s’) Chirocracy - to ‘rule by hand’, the result of ruling with force Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/04/22·39m 9s

Saddle-goose

Recorded in front of a live audience at London’s Cadogan Hall we’re talking all things April Fools. Expect pranks aplenty as Susie and Gyles put a whoopee cushion under the jesters and hoaxters of times gone by, unpick the foolish history of Little Witham, and are unasinous in their pursuit of the perfect saddle-goose.  A Somethin’ Else production  We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them into purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work. Susie’s trio: Clinchpoop – a person lacking in gentlemanly breeding Fimble-famble – a lame excuse Meldrop – a drop of mucus hanging from the nose Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/03/22·44m 29s

Pea Green Boat

Today, Gyles compares us to a Summer’s day as he takes us on exploration of one of his favourite subjects: Poetry, and specifically, the Sonnet. Together, Susie and Gyles will uncover the A’s and B’s of this ‘little song’, deciphering the iambic from the pentameter, and encountering the greats from Shakespeare to Petrarch to Milton. 14 lines later, we’ll have what Gyles teaches us can be a companion for life as there is always a poem for an occasion that can provide comfort and company. We’ll be dancing by the light of the moon by the end of this episode!  A Somethin’ Else production.  If you would like to take part in Susie and Gyles’ sonnet writing challenge, please email them in to purple@somethinelse.com.  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  Susie trio: To be overmused and have thinkache: To be exhausted from too much thinking and then encounter an instance of mental suffering and general weariness in your mind. Fauchle - Scottish word meaning to work listlessly and not be able to concentrate. Firgun - Hebrew term meaning unselfish pride and admiration in someone else’s deeds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/03/22·42m 6s

Triskaidekaphobia

For those Purple People among us who refrain from walking under ladders, avoid social engagements on the 13th or live in fear of a broken mirror than this is the episode for you, as Susie and Gyles will be discussing superstitions.  From Saluting magpies to knocking on wood, Susie will take us on an exploration encompassing the biblical and mythical in an attempt to find the origins of these compulsions. We get a double helping of poetry today as Gyles celebrates the birthday of Einstein. However, Susie is quick to point out that he has missed celebrating one other annual event pertinent to today’s topic: the national ‘Open an umbrella indoors day’. Always next year.. A Somethin’ Else production.  If you have any superstitions you’d like to share with Susie and Gyles or have any theories for the ones discussed today, then do get in touch at purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  If you would like to see Gyles and Susie LIVE and in person on our Something Rhymes With Purple UK Tour then please go to https://www.tiltedco.com/somethingrhymeswithpurple for tickets and more information. Susie's trio:  Gallitrap - A dialect word from Devon, Gloucestershire and Somerset for fairy ring. Summer geese - Steam that rises from the moors when rain is followed by hot sunshine. Haze-fire - The luminous morning mist that the dawn sunshine breaks through. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/03/22·36m 21s

Hepeating

Recorded live in front of a sell-out crowd at Newcastle’s Northern Stage theatre we’re celebrating International Women’s Day and taking a close look at how the vocabulary we use changes when talking about women as opposed to men.  After delving into some canny Geordie phrases and highlighting the historic work of a local unsung linguistic hero, we discover why some words, such as bubbly and airhead, are only ever used when describing women. And we look at the journeys of words like harlot, buxom, and hussy and how, over the years, their positive origins have been cruelly adapted.  A Somethin’ Else production.  We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them into purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  If you would like to see Gyles and Susie LIVE and in person on our Something Rhymes With Purple UK Tour then please go to https://www.tiltedco.com/somethingrhymeswithpurple for tickets and more information. Susie’s trio: Barleyfumble – an old Scots word meaing ‘truce’ Ruelle – the space between the bed and the wall Amplexus – the mating embrace of a frog and a toad Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/03/22·48m 45s

Galvanise

Did you know that every time you galvanise yourself to pick up the saxophone, or pop on a cardigan before sipping a glass of pasteurised milk, or you enjoy a Caesar salad and a play on a Rubik’s Cube you have someone in particular to thank for the pleasure?  This week we’re returning to the ever-rich world of eponyms. Join us to find out how everything from the Cyrillic alphabet to chauvinism can be traced back to one man or woman in history. A Somethin’ Else production.  We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them into purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  If you would like to see Gyles and Susie LIVE and in person on our Something Rhymes With Purple UK Tour then please go to https://www.tiltedco.com/somethingrhymeswithpurple for tickets and more information.  Susie’s Trio Amaranthine – undying and immortal; a beautiful purple/red colour  Brindle – streaked or spotted with a darker colour (especially in dogs)  Arcadian – idyllically simple and contented  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/03/22·44m 47s

Tufty

Whether you’ve had a ruff day and need a Puple style re-leash, or you have dug out a paw-fect podcast listening moment, come hear about a man’s best friend on today’s episode of the podcast.  Today we will be laying low with the basset hound and paddling with the poodle as we hear the fascinating etymology of dog breeds. We will find out why Saint Bernards are so saintly and what we have to thank Mr. Doberman and Mr. Russell for. Gyles’ expertise in English etiquette help answer your correspondence queries and Susie’s Springer Spaniel Tufty is with us in spirit as for all us dog lovers, we know that you never forget your first furry best friend.   A Somethin’ Else production.  We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them into purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  If you would like to see Gyles and Susie LIVE and in person on our Something Rhymes With Purple UK Tour then please go to https://www.tiltedco.com/somethingrhymeswithpurple for tickets and more information. Susie’s trio Litotes - an ironic understatement Dactylology - tracing of letters using your hands and fingers Blunder-a-whack - ones whose carelessness has caused a total disaster  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/22·39m 17s

Chatoyant

Put your seatbelt on and relax in the passenger seat as we chauffeur you through the highways and byways of the language of the road. After easing the car out of the garage, we’ll cruise over the tarmac and the cats eyes, and try to avoid mounting the pavement before a well-earned stop at a Service Station. To pass the time en route, Gyles and Susie will discuss highway robberies, swap chicken jokes, and discover their unique CB radio handles. 10-4, looks like we’ve got ourselves a convoy. A Somethin’ Else production  We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them into purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  If you would like to see Gyles and Susie LIVE and in person on our Something Rhymes With Purple UK Tour then please go to https://www.tiltedco.com/somethingrhymeswithpurple for tickets and more information.  Susie’s Trio Hodophile – a lover of journeys Gadwaddick – to go on a jaunt Trouvaille – something lovely found by chance Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/22·33m 54s

PM

Good Afternoon, Purple People! This is the follow up to Episode 144, AM, where Susie took us from morning to just before lunch delivering some perfect words to get us through the day. Now it’s time for the afternoon so let’s sit down for some luncheon as Susie helps us to identify the parasites, groakers, pinglers and guttlers amongst us before Gyles leads us into a post-perennial snooze. After our rizzle, it may be time for some expert fudgeling before a fit-of-the-clevers takes us to the end of the working day. After all that, I think we have earned ourselves a scandal broth! A Somethin’ Else production.   We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them into purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  If you would like to see Gyles and Susie LIVE and in person on our Something Rhymes With Purple UK Tour then please go to https://www.tiltedco.com/somethingrhymeswithpurple for tickets and more information. Susie’s Trio: Festinate - to make haste  Thalassophile - lover of the sea  Ferrule - tip of the umbrella, metal bit on a pencil to attach the rubber - something made of iron Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/22·40m 28s

Ataraxy

Recorded live at the first of our London shows at the Cadogan Hall, Susie and Gyles focus on the lost language of positivity. Susie is on a mission to bring back the orphaned partners of uncouth, unkempt, and ruthless, and she also has some wonderful words to keep you thinking positively throughout 2022. Elsewhere Gyles reveals his secrets to happiness, there are lots of questions and suggestions from the audience, a few script mishaps, a trio, and a poem. It’s jam-packed with upbeat goodness. A Somethin’ Else production.  We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them into purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  If you would like to see Gyles and Susie LIVE and in person on our Something Rhymes With Purple UK Tour then please go to https://www.tiltedco.com/somethingrhymeswithpurple for tickets and more information.  Susie’s Trio: Periplus – account or narrative of a circumnavigation or other voyage  Shivviness – the uncomfortableness of wearing new underwear  Dispester – to get rid of a pest  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/22·47m 45s

Schuss

Pop your dirtiest salopettes on and join us as we race both on-piste and off-piste through the exciting language of winter sports. Separate your luge from your skeleton, your skates from your skis, and find out who put the bob in bobsleigh. Elsewhere Gyles interrogates Susie on the “ask gap” and they’re in danger of melting the ice with a long chat about psychometric tests and dating profiles.  A Somethin’ Else production.  We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them into purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  If you would like to see Gyles and Susie LIVE and in person on our Something Rhymes With Purple UK Tour then please go to https://www.tiltedco.com/somethingrhymeswithpurple for tickets and more information.  Susie’s Trio: Sesquihoral – lasting an hour and a half Pauciloquent – a person of few words Dunduckity – dull and indeterminate of colour  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/22·40m 25s

Foolhappy

This week we’re having a much-needed sift through all your fabulous emails that came in over the Christmas period and dedicating the whole episode to your linguistic head-scratchers.  We find out why lumbago no longer has our backing, the sharper origins of the phrase ‘can’t hold a light to’, and what a fugitive has to do with an explosion between your legs. Plus we go hunting for Dudgeon and Low Dudgeon and discover an interesting link between the different seasons. The work goes on! A Somethin’ Else production.   We love answering your wordy questions on the show so please do keep sending them into purple@somethinelse.com  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  If you would like to see Gyles and Susie LIVE and in person on our Something Rhymes With Purple UK Tour then please go to https://www.tiltedco.com/somethingrhymeswithpurple for tickets and more information.  Susie’s trio:  Scamander - to wander around without a specific purpose in mind Pigritious - a bit slothful and lazy Clumperton  -old term for a clown or clod hopper Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/22·43m 8s

Chum (Recorded live at Chichester Festival Theatre)

It’s the second instalment from our live show at the Chichester Festival Theatre and in this episode Susie and Gyles take us through the revolving doors of the language of hotels. Gyles re-visits his days as an MP as we uncover the origin of the word ‘lobby’ and Susie reveals the icy reason why at 15, she aspired to be a hotel manager! Fortunately for us, Susie instead decided to become a lexicographer and takes us on a few further visits to hostels and chamber chums with detours to pickets and prisons along the way. The 1000 strong crowd at Chichester put Susie and Gyles to the test with their questions (transcribed below) and came up with some very inventive definitions for Susie’s Trio. Questions from the live audience - TRANSCRIPTION:  Sarah Brocker, - “Where does the word Trug for a garden basket come from?” David Lambert, Chichester - “What is the origin of the word ‘Flapjacket’, it sounds as if it should be made of surgical steel doesn’t it?" Audience member 3 - "At university, I used the word ‘somewhen’, and people looked at me like I was stupid?" Audience member 4 - “How do you pronounce Gif?” A Somethin' Else production.  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work. If you would like to see Gyles and Susie LIVE and in person on our Something Rhymes With Purple UK Tour then please go to https://www.tiltedco.com/somethingrhymeswithpurple for tickets and more information. Susie’s Trio: Griffonage - sloppy or careless handwriting Cachinnate - loud cackle Cancatevate - to heap stuff into a pile Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/01/22·33m 34s

AM

Rise and shine Purple People. We’re kicking off the new year with a whole host of wonderful words to carry you through every moment of the day. From getting out of bed with an expurger or a jobblyjock we’ll help cure your dysania and clinomania and make the very best of the morning to come.  Plus Susie spins some poetry out of all the different words we’ve invented over the years for time-wasting.  If your new year’s resolution is to widen your vocabulary then this is the episode for you. Warning: contains some swearing.  A Somethin’ Else production  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  If you would like to see Gyles and Susie LIVE and in person on our Something Rhymes With Purple UK Tour then please go to https://www.tiltedco.com/somethingrhymeswithpurple for tickets and more information.  Susie's Trio:  Ruelle - an alleyway or the space between the bed and the wall Whindle - a feigned groan Butter shag - a slice of bread and butter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/01/22·47m 35s

Tipple

Join us as we pop a few corks and drink deeply from various bottles of linguistic libation.  Feel free to plunge your nose into the glass and discover the link between claret and clear, blackbirds and merlot, and gen up on the difference between a Nebuchadnezzar and a Balthazar.  In vino veritas and please listen responsibly.  A Somethin’ Else production.  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  If you would like to see Gyles and Susie LIVE and in person on our Something Rhymes With Purple UK Tour then please go to https://www.tiltedco.com/somethingrhymeswithpurple for tickets and more information.    Susie's Trio:  Retardataire – behind the times   Rhinarium – hairless and moist nose of an animal e.g. a dog Scrippage – all your baggage and personal belongings  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/12/21·30m 45s

Gregarious

This week we’re separating the wheat from the chaff and paying tribute to those hard-working folk who will be working the land over the Christmas season.  So roll up your sleeves and dig in with us as we uncover the origins of a ploughman’s lunch, learn of the debt that the financial world owes the lexicon of agriculture, and we get under the linguistic bonnet of the combine harvester.  A Somethin’ Else production  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  If you would like to see Gyles and Susie LIVE and in person on our Something Rhymes With Purple UK Tour then please go to https://www.tiltedco.com/somethingrhymeswithpurple for tickets and more information.  Susie’s trio: Gutling – a greedy eater Anythingarian – someone who doesn’t really believe in anything strongly Colworts – old news; tired old cabbage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/21·38m 2s

Hooch

Recorded live in front of 1000 Purple People at the Chichester Festival Theatre, in this episode we get our claws into the rich language of the 1920s. From sipping gimlets in speakeasys to getting a shingle to go with our plus fours we skip through a decade that gave so many unique phrases to the English language. No hokum, it really is the bees-knees.  There are lots of theatrical anecdotes from Gyles as he’s in a theatre very close to his heart and our lovely audience come up with some very inventive definitions for Susie’s Trio.  A Somethin' Else production.  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  If you would like to see Gyles and Susie LIVE and in person on our Something Rhymes With Purple UK Tour then please go to https://www.tiltedco.com/somethingrhymeswithpurple for tickets and more information. Susie’s Trio: Pettitoes – pig’s trotters served as a delicacy Skimmington – a procession used to make an example of a nagging wife Gasconade – extravagant boasting and strutting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/21·40m 38s

Curglaff

A very special episode of the show this week as we bring you highlights of the first live show of our 2021/2022 tour.  We’re in Bath where, appropriately, we were discussing the language of baths and bathing.  Discover the equestrian links to a bidet and the unpleasant origin of ‘bumf’ in a show full of Eureka moments… just make sure you get out before you become quibbled.  A Somethin' Else production.  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  If you would like to see Gyles and Susie LIVE and in person on our Something Rhymes With Purple UK Tour then please go to https://www.tiltedco.com/somethingrhymeswithpurple for tickets and more information. Susie’s Trio: Omninescience - knowing nothing at all Nodcrafty - nodding your head with authority even though you’ve zoned out of the conversation Hypnopompic - to be in the state of consciousness before you become completely awake Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/21·33m 19s

Cybernetic

It's time to reboot your systems as we surf the web and probe around the intricate world of computers.  Join us as we discover the origins of Google (and what the founders nearly called themselves instead), what digital mediums have to do with our fingers, and why you might not want to be invited to a computer 'picnic'.  We also answer a brilliant email about the origins and uses of monitors, plus to help Gyles tell the difference between uploads and downloads there's a very special appearance from the king of the Purple Tech... Gully!  A Somethin' Else production  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  If you would like to see Gyles and Susie LIVE and in person on our Something Rhymes With Purple UK Tour then please go to https://www.tiltedco.com/somethingrhymeswithpurple for tickets and more information.  Susie’s Trio:  Callythump - a riotous parade Foregleam - a dawning light Foozler - someone who regularly bungles things Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/21·35m 43s

Barmpot

*This episode contains language that some listeners might find offensive*  Today we are looking inwards and taking a linguistic journey through the world of mental health; how our attitudes towards it have changed over the years and how language has adapted to reflect this.  Discover the connection between barmy and beer, the effect of the moon on our wellbeing, and why being bananas or nuts has nothing to do with anything that you eat.  A Somethin’ Else production.  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.   If you would like to see Gyles and Susie LIVE and in person on our Something Rhymes With Purple UK Tour then please go to https://www.tiltedco.com/somethingrhymeswithpurple for tickets and more information.  Susie’s Trio: Pecksniffian – to be sanctimonious and self-righteous Pantomorphic – to be capable of producing any shape or state Parvanimity – having a small or ignoble mind Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/21·37m 26s

Flenched

This week we’re having a rummage through the postbag and dedicating the whole episode to questions that you, the marvellous Purple People, send in each out.  We help people find out where all the different meanings of ‘mandarin’ came from, ponder whether there’s a word for the twilight of the morning, and we get to the bottom of a rather tricksy wordy riddle.   Also up for discussion are cauliflowers, rumours, ducks, and meadows.  If you have a question that you’d like us to look into then please email purple@somethinelse.com  A Somethin’ Else production.  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  If you would like to see Gyles and Susie LIVE and in person on our Something Rhymes With Purple UK Tour then please go to https://www.tiltedco.com/somethingrhymeswithpurple for tickets and more information. Susie’s Trio: Dumbledore – an old name for a bumble bee Melissa – honey bee Dysphemism – the opposite of a euphemism; an insult or unpleasant phrase deliberately used in place of a nicer one Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/21·34m 9s

SRWP Live in BATH 20th November

Purple People! We're so excited to be kicking off our live tour on Saturday 20th November at 3pm in BATH. We'll have all the podcast favourites as we record an extra special live episode of the show, they'll be lots of interactive wordy elements AND a live Q&A. Tickets are available from tiltedco.com/somethingrhymeswithpurple We can't wait to see you there! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/11/21·41s

Jerkwater

All aboard Purple People because today, Susie and Gyles will be taking you on a trip on the railways!  As our locomotive pulls the carriages along, we’ll see how freight trains are fraught, why university book sellers were also at the station and how a stop-off at a small town became insulting.  The Purple People will of course be receiving the red carpet treatment from Susie and Gyles will be making sure the timing on our schedules all align.  What are you waiting for? Let’s get on the (gravy) train!  If you have any questions for Susie and Gyles, please mark your letter ‘express’ and send it to purple@somethinelse.com for Susie and Gyles. A Somethin’ Else production.  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  If you would like to see Gyles and Susie LIVE and in person on our Something Rhymes With Purple UK Tour then please go to https://www.tiltedco.com/somethingrhymeswithpurple for tickets and more information. Susie’s trio:  Malversation - corruption while in office  Farmer’s Haircut - leaves a visible line of pale skin between the hair line and the tanned back of the neck Acersecomic - someone whose hair has never been cut Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/21·38m 14s

Firgun

This week we’re full of chutzpah as we schmooze our way through the fabulous words that Yiddish has given to the English language. While our resident mensches don’t pretend to be mavens, they swell with kvelling as they revel in this rich and unique vocabulary covering everything from they smutty schmucks to the new Purple favourite ‘firgun’. Elsewhere Susie explains what ‘relexicalisation’ is, there’s a discussion on political correctness, and as always, three brilliant words to take into your week and a brand new poem to learn by heart. If you have a linguistic query or a tale from the table we’d love to hear it at purple@somethinelse.com. A Somethin’ Else production. To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work. If you would like to see Gyles and Susie LIVE and in person on our Something Rhymes With Purple UK Tour then please go to https://www.tiltedco.com/somethingrhymeswithpurple for tickets and more information. Susie’s Trio: Fipple - the mouthpiece of a wind instrument Flews - the pendulous lateral parts of a dog’s upper lip Fugacious - transient or fleeting Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/21·32m 38s

Scoff

Happy 175th birthday to Auguste Escoffier! In honour of the founding father of the modern restaurant we invite you Purple People, to join us in some fine dining today.  Please let maitre d’hotel Brandreth sit you at your table (with its impeccably white table cloth) and waitron Dent will soon be here to serve you today’s finest offering of delectable culinary language. Soup is definitely off the menu (as are brown shoes…Gyles will explain!) and let’s hope you don’t order anything that is an ‘86’.  That aside, as a purple person you are most certainly a WKF and therefore ‘Mr. Save’ has been called throughout this finest of establishments, ensuring your entertainment and wordy appetite will be satisfied today.  If you have a linguistic query or a tale from the table we’d love to hear it at purple@somethinelse.com.  A Somethin’ Else production. To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  If you would like to sign up to Apple Subs please follow this link https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823 and make sure that you are running the most up-to-date IOS on your computer/device otherwise it won’t work.  If you would like to see Gyles and Susie LIVE and in person on our Something Rhymes With Purple UK Tour then please go to https://www.tiltedco.com/somethingrhymeswithpurple for tickets and more information.  Susie’s trio: Pessundate - To cast down or ruin Timdoodle - Silly fellow (Cornish dialect)  Linnard - Last person to finish when you’ve sat down for a meal Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/21·37m 12s

Glisters

It’s time for fake tan, sequins and your dancing shoes today, Purple People because Susie and Gyles are waltzing into the world of Ballroom Dancing…. One, two, three, One, two, three… We’ll be tripping the light fantastic as we explore the Waltz’s scandalous origin, cha-cha-cha-ing into the latin dances where Susie and Gyles prove it takes two to tango as we explore the Paso Doble and Charleston.   Gyles will jitterbug us into the days of his school disco despair whilst Susie shares times of being footloose and fancy free with her favourite dancing memory. If you have a questions about ballroom dancing or anything you would like to share with Susie and Gyles, please email purple@somethinelse.com  A Somethin’ Else production.  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  Susie’s trio:  Grobble - fumble about in the dark with the hand  Sticklebutt - Headlong, with great impetuosity   Grumptious - Feeling a little irritable  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/21·39m 55s

Just A Minute

Testing, testing… one-two, one-two. Turn your wireless to the correct frequency and then turn it up as this week we bring you the terminology behind the world of radio.  Discover the agricultural origins of the word ‘broadcast’, learn the difference between wet and dry audio, and find out why a bed is not for sleeping in and a disco isn’t an opportunity to dance.  Elsewhere Susie’s got a fantastic trio of words to add to your vocabulary, we learn about Gyles’ first job in radio, and we’ve got a very special poem from a Purple Person.  If you have a question for Gyles and Susie then please do email us on purple@somethinelse.com  A Somethin’ Else production  Susie’s Trio: Cromulent - acceptable or legitimate Pooter - a suction bottle used for collecting specimens Rawky - foggy, damp, and a little bit chilly  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/21·34m 59s

Prepone

This week we abandon our mufty and don our finest khaki dungarees to set off from Blighty in search of the rich influence of Indian on the English language. We go doolally for juggernauts, repeat some mantras to reach nirvana, and we discover why ‘stadium’ might be your new favourite insult. And there was so much to cover that there is an extended version of this episode with an extra ten minutes of content for Purple Plus members available on Apple Subscriptions.  To find access this, please follow go to Apple Podcasts using this link now: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/something-rhymes-with-purple/id1456772823?i=1000537128681.  Thank you to all the Purple People who suggested this wonderful subject and if you have a topic you’d like us to explore in a future episode then please email us: purple@somethinelse.com  A Somethin’ Else production.  Susie’s Trio: Maculate - stained Nyctophobia - an extreme fear of darkness Blandishment - false flattery in order to get what you want  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/21·38m 57s

Masheen

It’s an honor to have you with us today Purple People as we plow through the colorful world of the lexicographer, author, language reformer and perhaps famously the dictionary creator, Noah Webster.  Known as the father of American English, he is the man principally responsible for the loss of the ‘u’ in the American spelling of words like ‘color’ and the person responsible for adding J and V to our alphabet.  Although we still visit islands (not ilands) and operate machines rather than masheens, his contribution to language is staggering and in this episode Susie and Gyles will deep dive into what cawt on and which went to the linguistic jail (thankfully ‘jail’ was one of the replacements that did catch on and replace its former ‘gaol’).  If you have a question or there’s a topic you’d like us to explore in a future episode then please email purple@somethinelse.com  A Somethin’ Else production.  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  Susie’s trio: Finagal - to use devious methods to bring something about Havey-cavey - unsteady/uncertain or not sure of what you’re doing  Toot-Moot - a low, muffled conversation  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/21·41m 38s

Mausolos

Pick up your finest trowel and join us as we dig around the etymology of archaeology. Find out the link between helmet and hell, why we have an ancient king to thank for grand mausoleums, and why a thesaurus is even more of a treasure trove than you might first think. Elsewhere Susie has some great examples of fossil words that you might like to bring back to life and Gyles gets passionate about Sutton Hoo.  Gyles and Susie also delve into the inbox to answer some more of your fantastic questions as well as receiving a slap on the wrist for making a walkie-talkie faux pas…  If you have a question or there’s a topic you’d like us to explore in a future episode then please email purple@somethinelse.com  A Somethin’ Else production.  Susie’s trio: Wheem - pleasant, gentle, or smooth Ponommerins - light, fleecy clouds that dapple the sky Shobbling - doing little odd-jobs around the house Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/09/21·33m 53s

Pluffy

This week we’re going goo-goo and gaga as we investigate the wonderful words associated with babies.  We cut the umbilical cord, discover the Roman connections with c-sections, and reveal the link between a fountain and a baby’s head.  So, depending on where you are in the world, pop a dummy or a pacifier into your mouth and hop into our linguistic pram/buggy and we’ll whizz you through the language of babies before a well-earned nap in your cot… or should that be crib?  Elsewhere Gyles reveals the fascinating results of studies into the memories and language-learning of the very young and Susie offers up an unusual remedy for  a baby in breach.  And of course we answer lots of your questions along the way about being ‘wet behind the ears’, ’throwing the baby out with the bath water’, and much more.  If you have a linguistic query for Susie and Gyles then the email address is purple@somethinelse.com. We’d love to hear from you!  Susie’s: Trio: - Doppet: to play a musical instrument rather jerkily - Pleep: to speak in a querulous tone of voice - Pluffy: to be fat and fluffy  A Somethin’ Else production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/21·37m 37s

Big Top

Join us under the Big Top this week as your ringmasters Susie and Gyles crack their etymological whips to tell the stories of the freaks, geeks, and clowns that populate our circuses.  We discover the famous hands Gyles has shaken at one remove thanks to Popov The Clown, we learn about the joke behind jugglers, and we ask what’s the point of acrobats?  A Somethin’ Else Production.  Susie’s Trio: Quodlibertarian - a pedantic blowhard; someone who argues over every single point Tranklements - bric-a-brac  Fulminous - relating to or resembling thunder and lightning  If you want to get in touch with a question or suggestion then please email purple@somethinelse.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/09/21·37m 20s

Grok

Postman Purple is back with his big sack of Purple People correspondence!  You heard it right folks, Gyles and Susie are diving into the mail bag where we are going to explore what connects airports and kitchens, what happened when Susie tried charcoal toothpaste and we have some Purple People theories on your ‘Aunt Nels’ (spoiler: includes shells and elephants).  We also venture into the world of the extraterrestrial and - perhaps a purple first - learn some language of the martians. Gyles takes us on a dangerous and sadly fateful voyage with a Flawed Horny Well Worn Ghost (Gyles will reveal all!) and also coins a new term we are sure many of you will relate to, as he acknowledges himself as a ‘dent-o-phile’. - to be submitted to the OED imminently.  Yours faithfully, The Purple Producers  A Somethin’ Else production.  We love getting your Purple Post so please email purple@somethinelse.com and you might be hearing your question in your Aunt Nels in the upcoming weeks.  TRIO  Plangent - A loud and resonant sound  Dendrology - The scientific study of trees Wegotist - Someone who overuses the royal ‘we’  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/08/21·41m 9s

Icarus

Chocks away! Roll out! Hello! It’s another Tuesday and we’re pushing the envelope (well, not really, but we love alliteration) and presenting you, our Purple People, with another episode!  The last year and a half has been almost entirely devoid of holidays. Have you missed the miniatures? Have you longed for a drink as you fly over the drink? Have you ever had a Delsey dinner with a crumb cruncher?  Well even if you’re not up in the air, we at Something Rhymes With Purple will get you half way there this week, as we take off, cruise and land in the world of Aeroplanes!  Susie tells us how her love of turbulence turned a corner when a trolly dolly took a tumble (though don’t you call them that!) and explains how Roger and Romeo are related. Gyles adds the concorde to his fabulous list of names to drop and tells us all about Carol Vorderman in the cockpit!  Elsewhere Mayday has nothing to do with Summer, crop dusting has nothing to do with the harvest and mangoes may well be the favourite fruit of Mile High club members.  We love getting your Purple Post so if you have a question for Gyles and Susie then fire it over to purple@somethinelse.com and Bob’s your uncle.  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple TRIO  Umbriferous - casting or making shade  Solander - protective box made in the form of a book  Ortanique - cross between and orange and a tangerine  A Somethin’ Else production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/08/21·37m 53s

Merry-go-sorry

Roll up, roll up and scream if you want to go faster!  This week Gyles and Susie take a spin on the carousel (or should that be merry-go-round) as they waltz their way through the general hoopla of fairgrounds and carnivals. They marvel at the ironic profession of the inventor of candy floss, they toss away the notion that coconuts are shy, and Gyles reminisces about his father’s attempts to knock an old woman out of her bed. Strap in, it’s going to be a rollercoaster of a ride.  As always there are lots of your fabulous emails to answer so if you have a question for Gyles and Susie then fire it over to purple@somethinelse.com and Bob’s your uncle.  A Somethin’ Else production  Susie’s trio: Merry-go-sorry - a mixture of joy and sadness Edacious - fond of eating Sesquipedalian - a word with too many syllables; or using too many long words Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/08/21·47m 33s

Naff

Bona to vada your dolly eek, Purple People! Now, if the above greeting to today’s episode is wholly incomprehensible then let Gyles and Susie decode it for you as they take us through the fascinating language of Polari. Whether you want to add a bit of Zhuzh to your conversation or if you have experienced something a bit naff recently, Susie is here to tell us to how these words found their way into this secret language which heralded from Italian, but evolved to encompass multiple other languages, as well as using a host of linguistic tricks to create this uniting language of the traveller communities.  Gyles will track how this language made its way into popular culture (accompanied with a number of name drops, of course!) and why in modern days, Polari found one of its homes in the LGBTQ+ community. Lau your luppers on the strillers bona and afterwards, on your computer keyboard and let Susie and Gyles know about any Polari questions you may have or if you have some Polari words you would like to share with them by emailing purple@somethinelse.com. A Somethin’ Else production To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple Susie’s Trio: Sardonian - someone who flatters with deadly intent Jettatore - someone who brings misfortune with them Redeless - without council, or not knowing what to do particularly in an emergency Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/08/21·36m 49s

Podiuming

Happy Tuesday! We must ask, are there many Purple People in the Peri-perineum? It is the perfect way to spend a blursday! Now that we’ve properly exchanged pleasantries- get read… set and go! Because this week we are doing a Tom Daley and diving deep into the wonderfully relevant world of the Olympics! Do you fancy an ancient ritual in honour of Zeus? Given the tight leash on demographics oh so many Olympiads ago, we think… probably not! Are you buffed and oiled and ready for the athalon? Or do you prefer the discotheque to the discus? Regardless of what you need, we are here to answer all of your sporting and ancient athletic quibbles, queries and questions! Elsewhere, we have more name-dropping from Gyles, a lesson in ancient Greek from Susie and, as ever, your Purple Post! If you would like to get in touch with either Susie and Gyles please get in touch with us at purple@somethinelse.com. A Somethin’ Else production To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple Susie’s Trio: Videnda- Things worth seeing Tacenda- Things that you must not speak about Pigsnie- darling or beloved Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/08/21·35m 12s

Tuxedo Park

We can hear the bells today, Purple People! Here in the UK, we have hit wedding season so Susie and Gyles have decided to provide you with some charming titbits to entertain those table guests you’ll be next to on the big day.  The time for firkytoodling is done so, get out your best tux (or morning suit as Gyles will passionately advocate), find your finest corsage and we hope you remembered to RSVP because the ushers will be showing you to your seat shortly. Susie will walk us - not down the aisle - but through the big day explaining how a bride swigging her ale at the bridal party was always the way, what tractors and the bride’s dress have in common and why personal hygiene issues were to thank for a key component of the bridesmaid attire for the day.  But smelly wedding guests aren’t the only people making their mark on the big day as Gyles reveals his legacy regarding the civil wedding service. We also have the latest instalment in the etymological battle for the word ‘Digs’ with contestant Brandreth coming in with some further evidence. Purple people are promised front row seats as this war of words continues to unfold.  Alongside wedding invites and ‘save the date’ postcards, Susie and Gyles would love receive a correspondence from you. If you would like to get in touch with either Susie and Gyles please get in touch with us at purple@somethinelse.com. A Somethin’ Else production  To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple Susie’s Trio: Procaffeinating - to put everything off until you’ve had at least one mug of coffee  Conjubilant - rejoicing with others Introuvable - not capable of being found, specifically of books Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/07/21·38m 17s

Bulge Bracket

Bears, Bulls! High, Low! Buy, Sell! And welcome, Purple People, to another episode. This week we’re scaling the wall of Wall Street and trekking the Square Mile of The City as we climb the ladder of high finance! Who knew that the world of bankers and brokers was so full of broken benches, brutish beasts and and bad behaviour. Are you a stag? Have you seen a dead cat bounce? Are you standing on a block of wood or hiding amongst the hedges? Susie makes a death pledge while trying on a vest, but Gyles is too busy opening his kimono… confused? Don’t worry, so are we- finance is a whole new world! Elsewhere we open some punny, porridge related purple post and receive some sage advice. So whether you’re anxious about being an IPOD or are a bit of a FUNT, we have something here for you! Elsewhere Susie and Gyles answer your purple post! Who can claim credit for the word Barbecue- our money is on the Haitians over the French but get in touch with us at purple@somethinelse.com if this analysis has given you the mulligrubs. A Somethin' Else production To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple Susie’s Trio: Lectory- a place for reading Oxyphonia- Excessive shrillness of voice Consenescence- growing old together Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/07/21·36m 24s

Mappemonde

Happy Tuesday Purple People, how do we find you? Listening in the bath? Camped out under the stars? Out for your daily stroll? If it’s the latter- well how serendipitous! As this episode we are taking a look at nation’s favourite pastime. Whether you’re a walker, a hiker or a orienteer there will be something in this episode for you. Susie strides ahead, boldly marches and struts her stuff through the linguistic latitude and longitude of all the walking words you can think of. She also explains why being a mountaineer is both an accomplishment and an insult… depending when one is given that moniker.  Gyles may trudge and traipse across a gentle fell but he’d never trespass, despite the etymological similarity. He also shares some classic Brandreth knowledge of literary greats whose works of writing are dependent on their walking! Elsewhere Susie and Gyles answer your purple post! Who can claim credit for the word Barbecue- our money is on the Haitians over the French but get in touch with us at purple@somethinelse.com if this analysis has given you the mulligrubs. A Somethin' Else production To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple  Susie’s Trio: Guddle- To fish with one's hands Moonraker- A native of the county of Wiltshire Pinguid- A little bit oily or greasy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/07/21·38m 26s

A Floral Balls Up

Well it’s a new week Purple People, and we’re coming to you from a very rainy July in England. Despite the grey and shortening days (thanks for the reminder Gyles), we’re bringing you a seed of summer with a lovely chat about flowers. Susie reminds us of one of our favourite, most misleadingly named flowers - the Jerusalem Artichoke (do check out our other episode on Flowers called Edelweiss), explains why Poppies are poopy and an excellent symbol of the circle of life, and why orchids are a rather… ballsy flower. Gyles bestows and adopts a new nickname- one that his wife may disapprove of- and reveals that he loves sunflowers and green carnations… he and Susie have a love of Wilde flowers in common! Elsewhere we have more bollocks chat, answer your punny Purple post and, are treated to a poem from Gyles reminding us all to appreciate the rain in summer… Susie’s Trio: Paraph- flourish after a signature Peely wally- feeling ratjer “meh” or under the weather Kenspeckle- conspicuous or easily recognised To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple A Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/07/21·39m 4s

Paronomasia

Purple People hello and welcome to this week’s episode! If you’re feeling a bit powfagged never fear, we’ll be guiding you through King of the Dad Joke, the “highest form of literature”… yes, we are of course talking about Puns! Yes puns, or paronomasia if you’re being a real word nerd (which we always are). From our favourite famous punster William Shakespeare, to punny kebab shops (Abrakebabra, Jason Donervan) Gyles and Susie will be having a look at why we love them. Elsewhere we get pedantic with pronunciation and answer your purple post- Charlotte is Trying, Katie is sick of the weather and Megan has sang a song? Sung a song? Susie and Gyles will explain. To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple A Somethin' Else production Susie's Trio: Puzzomous- Disgustingly obsequious  Fratchy- Short tempered and quarrelsome Nidorosity- Belching with the smell of undigested meat Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/06/21·34m 16s

Campus Martius

We have a very intense episode for you this week… Or rather we should say in-tents, because this week we are fixing the guy ropes and battening down the hatches as we Carry On with Camping! Whether you’re a camping champion, prefer glamping with champagne or love to cook yourself a mushroom omelette over your fire pit, we’ve got all you outdoorsy-types covered. Elsewhere Susie explains why you might find mosquitoes in your canapés and Gyles fills his noggin with knowledge of various noggins. We also check in with your Purple Post suggestions of what one might call a “livretarian”, a “freeder”, one who partakes in “Partonage” or a “bibliosocialite”. If you’d like to get in touch with Gyles and Susie then please do! At purple@somethinelse.com. Try 6 free issues of The Week magazine worth £23.94 today. Go to http://bit.ly/SomethingRhymeswithPurple and use your special code PURPLE to claim your 6 week free trial today. To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple A Somethin' Else production. Susie’s Trio: Gowl - to weep in anger or frustration Glad-warble - to sing joyfully Snirtle - to try to suppress your laughter (often without success) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/21·41m 58s

Pocket Monster

Hello to our poor, powfagged Purple People! Aren’t we tired this week? Whether you’re sitting in digs having just dashed off staged or weary after a hard day at your sexy occupation, we are here for you! And this week we'll be guiding you through the entertaining and esoteric world of… video games! Are you a fan of Space Wars circa 1977, or are you a 7th generation lemming? Are you a speed bump or a snowflake? Are you dying to know what, according to gamers, is the difference between a cow and a sheep? Well never fear, Susie is here to take you through fragging, Fortnite and respawning, while explaining just how silly it is to be salty. Elsewhere Gyles is bamboozled by your Purple Post before sharing a lovely Martyn Hesford poem, reminding us all to "rip the sky open… eat the lilac flower… and breathe". Susies trio: Plothering- chucking it down with rain Woofits- unwell feeling, or a slight moody depression Princock- a foolish and conceited person If you’d like to get in touch with Gyles and Susie then please do! At purple@somethinelse.com. Try 6 free issues of The Week magazine worth £23.94 today. Go to http://bit.ly/SomethingRhymeswithPurple and use your special code PURPLE to claim your 6 week free trial today. To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple A Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/06/21·42m 41s

Tattarrattat

Good day Purple People, we hope you’re all enjoying some summer sun and using your umbrellas the old fashioned way as we dive, this week, into the weird and wonderfully wordy world of James Joyce! Whether you’ve read Ulysses, are feeling particularly uxorious or are listening while peloothered, we’re here to ringroundabout you with joy. Gyles tells Susie how the sausage got made, Susie explains why a hobbledehoy is adorable, while showing our Purple People how impossible it is to not botch-up the pronunciation of Bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonnerronntuonnthunnt-rovarrhounawnskawntoohoohoordenenthurnuk. Go on- we dare you to try!  Elsewhere we remember Ireland’s fabulous literary history and discuss the banning of books, before answering your purple post. Susie's Trio: Twitterty-snip- State of nervous apprehension Spumescent- frothy or foamlike Gallimaufry- hodge-podge, jumble or mess If you’d like to get in touch with Gyles and Susie then please do! At purple@somethinelse.com. Try 6 free issues of The Week magazine worth £23.94 today. Go to http://bit.ly/SomethingRhymeswithPurple and use your special code PURPLE to claim your 6 week free trial today. To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple A Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/06/21·35m 50s

S.W.A.L.K.

The purple postman has arrived ready for a full episode of your correspondence. Today we’ll delve into the tweets, letters and emails from you all to discover what ‘clockwise’ was before the invention of clocks, the turbulent tale of the word ‘manufactory’ and Gyles shares many an anecdote of a younger Gyles using the pen to woo admirers. Susie's Trio: Begrumpled - left a bit displeased or affronted Capadocious - splendid or excellent, Devon or Yorkshire  Strolloping - an old Lancashire word for going about in a scruffy, slovenly manner. Try 6 free issues of The Week magazine worth £23.94 today. Go to http://bit.ly/SomethingRhymeswithPurple and use your special code PURPLE to claim your 6 week free trial today. To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple A Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/06/21·36m 29s

Octopodes

Today we are getting all in a tangle (and we will be entertaining the 8 legged type that has fittingly titled today’s episode) as we dive into the devilish world of plurals in the English language. We will watch our one foot transform into two feet, see a solitary goose find some friends and become geese, and find out why a mouse does not multiply into meese. Susie is on hand to steer us through this confusing, complex and sometimes plain incorrect history that will take us from the Germans, to the Anglo-Saxons, to the Greeks. Together with Gyles, she’ll take a look at the moments of pop culture and technology that have also added an extra element to this convoluted etymological terrain.  A Somethin' Else production. Susie's Trio:  Nuddle - to walk alone with your head held low  Croggie - to ride on the handlebars on your friends bike.  Slabsauce- person who enjoys eating fine food. Try 6 free issues of The Week magazine worth £23.94 today. Go to http://bit.ly/SomethingRhymeswithPurple and use your special code PURPLE to claim your 6 week free trial today. To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/05/21·36m 45s

Neptune’s Dandruff

It’s all aboard the HMS Purple this week as Admirals Dent and Brandreth navigate their way through the linguistic flotsam and jetsam of the Royal Navy. With a good wind behind them they sail through the official ranks before unpicking the complex slang used above and below deck.  And there’s time for a quick word with the Sky Boatswain before sitting down to a delicious helping of ‘Adam and Eve on a raft’. We hope you like the cut of their jib! As always we get through as many of your questions as we can - this week focussing on ‘codswallop’, ‘tosh’ and ‘gaffer’ - Susie has three brilliant words to commit to memory, and Gyles questions our baffling approach to plurals with a lovely, witty poem. A Somethin’ Else production. Smirting - flirting while you’re smoking Nippitatum - a strong drink Neckum, Swinkum, Swankum - the three draughts you can pour from a keg of ale Try 6 free issues of The Week magazine worth £23.94 today. Go to http://bit.ly/SomethingRhymeswithPurple and use your special code PURPLE to claim your 6 week free trial today. 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/05/21·32m 45s

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). A Somethin’ Else production 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/05/21·36m 29s

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?” A Somethin’ Else production 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 Try 6 free issues of The Week magazine worth £23.94 today. Go to http://bit.ly/SomethingRhymeswithPurple and use your special code PURPLE to claim your 6 week free trial today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/05/21·43m 36s

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. A Somethin' Else production. To buy SRWP mugs and more head to.... https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple 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! Try 6 free issues of The Week magazine worth £23.94 today. Go to http://bit.ly/SomethingRhymeswithPurple and use your special code PURPLE to claim your 6 week free trial today. Susie's Trio Recrudescence - the recurrence of an undesirable condition. Quakebuttock - A coward Potpanion - A drinking companion Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/04/21·34m 13s

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. A Somethin’ Else production 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/04/21·41m 45s

Slughorn

Welcome to this week’s tissue meeting where we’re doing our finest Mad Men impressions to get you subliminally hooked on the words we have to offer. From ‘5 o’clock shadow’ to ‘va va voom’ we’ve put a ‘tiger in our tank’ to discover the language that advertising has gifted to us in this episode which ‘does exactly what is says on the tin’. Simples. After discussing the most memorable advertising taglines, Susie gets into the technical language of adverts and slogans, and Gyles reveals his connection to Tony the Tiger… is there anyone that Gyles hasn’t met?! A Somethin’ Else Production. And we want to hear about your favourite adverts and ad campaigns from around the world - please let us know your catchiest slogans and catchphrases via purple@somethinelse.com Susie’s Trio: Nidificate - to make or build a nest Filipendulous - hanging by a thread Deliquesce - to melt away or gradually dissolve Our fabulous new range of merchandise is now live at https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple PLUS for this first week we are giving you 10% off all items if you use the code purple2021. So whether you’re buying a treat for yourself or a gift for a Purple loved one then now is the time to do it. 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! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/04/21·40m 48s

Best of SRWP Vol. 2

It’s our 2nd birthday here on Purple so the perfect opportunity to remind ourselves of what a brilliant year we’ve had - despite the obvious challenges and difficult global situation. This time last year we reverted to recording remotely but, if anything, this added to the intimate feel of the episodes and provided us with a weekly half-hour of stillness within an otherwise chaotic world. Within these clips of the best bits of the last year we set sail across the world’s oceans, take a walk through the garden, and sit down to a delicious plate of pasta (and baked beans for Gyles). We also ask ourselves who put the cock in cockroach, why Knightsbridge is a unique destination, and there’s another chance to hear a spectacular name-dropping anecdote involving the Sultan of Swoon. A Somethin’ Else production. If you have a question for Gyles and Susie or you have a topic you would like exploring in a future episode then please email us purple@somethinelse.com Susie’s Trio… how many of these did you remember? Thermopot - a lover of hot drinks Pollicitation - an offer made but not yet accepted Lanspresado - the person who turns up at the pub having “accidentally” forgotten their wallet Our fabulous new range of merchandise is now live at https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple PLUS for this first week we are giving you 10% off all items if you use the code purple2021. So whether you’re buying a treat for yourself or a gift for a Purple loved one then now is the time to do it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/04/21·41m 45s

Snakes, Ladders and a Live show!

Show notes: Hello Purple People, Word Nerds and to all of you who joined us live last Thursday but are loyally listening again! In this, our 104th Episode, we are LIVE on our two year anniversary and what better way to celebrate than with all of you, watching and listening from all over the planet! Susie is cat-bombed, Gyles’ jumpers are extraordinary and a mystery man makes an appearance… You won’t be bored of the board game chat, Susie impresses with her poker face and a rather witty Purple Person on Twitter has an excellent suggestion for a game of Gyles Name-drop bingo! We also answer some excellent Purple Post: Natalie wants to know why you can log in, log in a book and if logs coming from trees have anything to do with it; Helen wonders whether a bread roll or bread cake is better; and they say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks but Craig’s guide dog Bruce may think that’s a terrible cliché, and just who are we calling old anyway? How well do you know Susie’s trio? Each week Susie gives us three magnificent words to bolster our vocabulary but how much attention are you paying? Here is one of those words and three possible definitions… The word is SEQUACIOUS… a) someone who squirrels things away for safe keeping b) someone who acts in a manner outside of the church’s teachings c) someone who follows a person or philosophy without independence of thought Congratulations to our live show trio trivia winners, Theresa, Ben and Petrina! Gyles unusual scrabble words for your next game: AA: Volcanic Lava Bambi: Born Again Middle-aged Biker Boo-bird: Someone who boos Our fabulous new range of merchandise is now live at https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple PLUS for this first week we are giving you 10% off all items if you use the code purple2021. So whether you’re buying a treat for yourself or a gift for a Purple loved one then now is the time to do it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/03/21·53m 22s

Over-egging the Pudding

Happy Tuesday Purple People and welcome to what is literally our best ever, extra special, supersized edition of the show! This week Gyles and Susie will be exploring the humongous world of hyperbole. They're stars, legends and heroes- but don't tell them I said so... Whether you're feeling rather mediocre or you're half way up a mountain, join us as we attempt to hop off the euphemism treadmill and prove that it's actually quite nice to be quite nice! Elsewhere Susie explains the dangers of gilding the lily and Gyles ponders the difference between inflation, truth and an alternative fact, before answering mail from you, our wonderful Purple People, for whom no superlative is too emphatic! A Somethin’ Else production. Don’t forget about our live show, coming to a computer near you on Thursday 25th March- grab tickets here! We're sure there are a million zillion exasperating examples of exaggerations you'd like to share, so get in touch by emailing us here: purple@somethinelse.com. Susie’s Trio: Dixiefixie- To be held in a state of confinement Doggerybaw- Nonsense Puckeration- Anything that gets us hot under the collar  Our fabulous new range of merchandise is now live at https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple PLUS for this first week we are giving you 10% off all items if you use the code purple2021. So whether you’re buying a treat for yourself or a gift for a Purple loved one then now is the time to do it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/03/21·40m 42s

Phobophobia

This episode comes with a heebie-jeebies warning because this week, Gyles and Susie are investigating phobias.  From the common claustrophobia to the less known gelophobia, this episode will explore what has been scaring us since the greeks. It’s also quite the confessional for our hosts as they’ll reveal their shared aerophobia, Susie’s self created prunidigiaphobia and Gyles tries to persuade us that he has glossophobia (we didn’t believe him either). However, one phobia we all know that for us Purple People isn’t a concern is porphyrophobia: a fear of Purple! A Somethin’ Else production. Don’t forget about our live show, coming to a computer near you on Thursday 25th March- grab tickets here! Gyles and Susie want to hear about any phobias that the Purple People have or any fears that don’t have a name yet, email purple@somethinelse.com. Susie's Trio:  Quonking - Unwelcome noise form the sideline  Snoaching - To speak through the nose  Nikhedonia - pleasure of anticipating victory Our fabulous new range of merchandise is now live at https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple PLUS for this first week we are giving you 10% off all items if you use the code purple2021. So whether you’re buying a treat for yourself or a gift for a Purple loved one then now is the time to do it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/03/21·44m 45s

Gongoozle

It’s time to bang-a-bonk because today, Susie and Gyles are exploring the wordy world of waterways.  With Gyles’ recently honed expertise on canals, he’ll take us on a tour to shaggy banks, babbling brooks and we’ll also have time to stop off for a game of Poohsticks. But don’t worry, you won’t be stuck up a certain creek without a paddle as Susie will masterfully take us down the river where we’ll visit some rivals along the way.  A Somethin’ Else production Don't forget about our live show, coming to a computer near you on Thursday 25th March- grab tickets here: https://bit.ly/3v6bc1O  If you have any questions for Susie and Gyles, get in contact by emailing purple@somethinelse.com. Susie’s Trio:  Ranty Pole - A wild unruly young person Cockalorum - A self-important man Milver - Someone who chats incessantly through a film Our fabulous new range of merchandise is now live at https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple PLUS for this first week we are giving you 10% off all items if you use the code purple2021. So whether you’re buying a treat for yourself or a gift for a Purple loved one then now is the time to do it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/03/21·44m 10s

We are 100 today! Let’s party!

Welcome to the party Purple People as we celebrate reaching our 100th episode - we promise that it is going to be full of pep, zest and pizazz!  Featuring booze, banquets and cockerels, Susie will take us on a tour of all the eating options at this bash from canapés to buffets, Slap-up meals to a Jacob’s Join whilst Gyles recounts tales of private soirees with the queen and punting parties of the Oxford scholars. Talking politics is strictly prohibited as it has been a LONG time since a party was only associated with political membership, so let’s get on our dancing shoes and join in the shin-dig, but whilst trying to avoid too many shins whilst we are dancing away!  Warning: This episode comes with a Party Pooper spoiler.  A Somethin’ Else production. If you have any wordy wonderings or linguistical lamentations you’d like to ask to Susie and Gyles, you can ask them by emailing purple@somethinelse.com. Susie’s Trio:  Stultilioquent - prone to foolish talk or babble  Woofits - unwell feeling, especially a headache and also a moody depression  Forblissed - filled with happiness Don't forget to come and see Gyles and Susie in action as Something Rhymes With Purple goes LIVE and ONLINE in 2021. Thursday 25th March 2021 7.30pm (GMT) For tickets please go HERE! Expect bizarre word journeys, the gruesome origins of everyday phrases, celebrity name-drops aplenty… plus a live Q&A with Gyles and Susie on the night.We look forward to seeing you there! Our fabulous new range of merchandise is now live at https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple PLUS for this first week we are giving you 10% off all items if you use the code purple2021. So whether you’re buying a treat for yourself or a gift for a Purple loved one then now is the time to do it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/03/21·40m 19s

Something Rhymes With Purple LIVE – Thursday 25th March 2021

Come and see Gyles and Susie in action as Something Rhymes With Purple goes LIVE and ONLINE in 2021. After the success of last year’s live theatre show, SRWP is opening its doors once again but this time we’re streaming it online, so wherever you are in the world, come and JOIN US! Thursday 25th March 2021 7.30pm (GMT) For tickets please go HERE! Expect bizarre word journeys, the gruesome origins of everyday phrases, celebrity name-drops aplenty… plus a live Q&A with Gyles and Susie on the night.We look forward to seeing you there! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/02/21·1m 15s

Pettifogger

In this our 99th episode we’re calling our Purple People to the bar and passing judgement on the words of law! Susie tells us what a large number of judges and a large amount of food have in common, why the Old Bailey has Roman origins and explains why a Juror must swear but never curse. Gyles asks some ad hoc questions, as is his modus operandi, and proves that he’s no ignoramus when it comes to stories of late, great lawyers.  Later, Susie and Gyles are brief about briefs, explain the significance of colourful bags and ribbons, and cause mayhem with some dark humour- but who doesn't love the sound of a "mans laughter"? A Somethin' Else production. Susie's trio: Ninguid- blanketed in snow Widdendream- to be in a state of confusion or mental disturbance Rhinarium- the moist nose of an animal like a dog or a cat If you would like to get in touch with Gyles and Susie with any questions, please email purple@somethinelse.com. Our fabulous new range of merchandise is now live at https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple PLUS for this first week we are giving you 10% off all items if you use the code purple2021. So whether you’re buying a treat for yourself or a gift for a Purple loved one then now is the time to do it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/21·45m 42s

Pity Me

Do you know your Bournes from your Burghs, your Casters from your Chesters, your Kils from your Kirks? This week we’re having another look at place names and the fascinating stories behind some of our nationally treasured locations. Gyles and Susie tell us why Plymouth Hoe is not a misogynistic slur, why the God Thor never visits The Devil’s Punch Bowl and and where the oxen used to cross the river. Plus a hair-raising story from Halifax and a cry for compassion from Durham and Cornwall! Susie's trio: Quignogs- ridiculous ideas or conceits  Finnying- timid or fearful  Nickerers- new shoes that creak  A Somethin’ Else production If you would like to get in touch with Gyles and Susie with any questions, please email purple@somethinelse.com. Our fabulous new range of merchandise is now live at https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple PLUS for this first week we are giving you 10% off all items if you use the code purple2021. So whether you’re buying a treat for yourself or a gift for a Purple loved one then now is the time to do it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/21·40m 25s

Protest

Purple People we have been feeling flumped and slumped, so this week we’re getting pumped for Protest! And how thrilling protest can be. Whether its sedition or insurrection, riot or revolt, Susie and Gyles explore the words of protest and revolution.  Susie tells us why the Roman god Jupiter may have some thoughts about that incident at Capitol Hill, Gyles delights in the anti-ageism of the Senate and even manages to find something saucy in Congress.  Gyles and Susie also answer mail, get to the root of carrots/carets/carats and solve your excellent cross word clues. Featuring “Inspector Morse” by Jim Parker. Susie's Trio: Jawbation- an tedious, extensive rebuke Fossick- to rummage around, to search about Twickered- a word from the Isle of Wight, to be tired and weary A Somethin’ Else production If you would like to get in touch with Gyles and Susie with any questions, please email purple@somethinelse.com. Our fabulous new range of merchandise is now live at https://kontraband.shop/collections/something-rhymes-with-purple PLUS for this first week we are giving you 10% off all items if you use the code purple2021. So whether you’re buying a treat for yourself or a gift for a Purple loved one then now is the time to do it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/21·46m 33s

Zarf

Another month, another week, another episode for our dear Purple People! Take a whiff of that petrichor and allow us to metaphorically remove the phloem from life's banana. Come join us in this wordy oasis! This week Gyles and Susie will be remembering enough forgotten words to keep you thinking today, tomorrow and over-morrow. If you're fond of procrastination, or even a bit of perendination, never fear we'll be here whatever day of the week you like to listen. Gyles wonders if his hallux makes him a secret royal, takes pride in his glabrous visage and wonders where in the body the uvula is. Meanwhile, Susie explains why the philtrum and the omphalos are as precious to mammals as they were to Ancient Greeks, tells us why your caruncle may be bigger when you're tired and generally gives us the ultimate anatomy class according to an etymologist. We also answer some purple mail about poodle-fakers, pagans and pedipulation! A Somethin’ Else production If you would like to get in touch with Gyles and Susie with any questions, please email purple@somethinelse.com. Susies trio: Bucklebuster- a line in a play or book or comedy that makes you laugh out loud Sequaciousness- the slalavish following of another, even to extreme ends Whithering and Wuthering- move with great force or to buffet like the wind  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/02/21·42m 40s

Purpuriam (Pp)

Gyles and Susie are sticking to their New Years Resolutions and really getting out of their comfort zone this week as they focus their etymological microscope on the world of science and chemistry… so expect lots of head-scratching from our hosts as they attempt to decode the periodic table with the help from Greek gods, cockerels and silver mines. Today’s journey of discovery will also encounter the life and achievements of Robert Bunsen, how sacrificial goats gave us pharmacies and if that wasn’t enough, Gyles will be serenading us too! A Somethin’ Else production If you would like to get in touch with Gyles and Susie with any questions, please email purple@somethinelse.com. Trio  Scribacious - having the tendency to write a lot or too much. Twankle - To play idly on a musical instrument  Lucubration - Nocturnal study or meditation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/01/21·44m 32s

Torquemada

Calling all cruciverbalists! Susie and Gyles have a treat in store for you as they deep-dive into the most popular word game around: the Crossword.  Since its creation 108 years ago, the crossword has transfixed millions on both sides of the Atlantic and the charm of this game has worked its way into literature, fashion, film - even the Royals are known to be fans!  In today’s episode, come be a sleuth(hound) and see if you can outwit Topsy Turvy Roast Mules or a kissing monkey as our very own hosts go head-to-head with the most devilish cryptic clues around. Will an anagram, an envelopment or a web developer be enough to catch either of our two superb wordsmith hosts out? A Somethin’ Else production. If you have a crossword clue that would baffle Torquemada himself, then Gyles and Susie want to hear it! Please email purple@somethinelse.com. Trio  Explaterate - To talk continuously without stopping Nyctalopia - Poor vision in low light Nuppence - To have no money Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/01/21·39m 24s

Testiculos habet et bene pendentes

Take a seat, recline if you’d like or perhaps, even lie down because this week Susie and Gyles are going to be exploring the wonderful wordy world of furniture. Do you know your Chaise Lounge from your Divan? The Chesterfield from the Sedan? Get ready to be paraded around on a litter and discover why the secretaire is full of secrets, why bankruptcy ended in smashed benches and how a day-to-day bodily function named one of our most trusted household items… A Somethin’ Else production If you have any wordy wonderings or linguistical lamentations you’d like to ask to Susie and Gyles, you can get in touch by emailing purple@somethinelse.com Susie’s Trio: - Testiculating - talk bollocks while waving your hands around - Groaking - Stare longingly at someone else’s food. - Cover-slut - item of clothing to hide any unsightly blemishes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/01/21·43m 31s

Purple Post

Hello and Happy New Year! This first week of January we are reacquainting ourselves with you lovely Purple People and replying to some of the questions, queries and quibbles that you’ve emailed in. From pelmanism to punters, from Guinness to Mustard we’ll be finding out whether a spendthrift is thrifty or spendy, and examining why you’d rather not go gallivanting with a gallant, even if he claims to be a gentleman. Susie and Gyles also get a bit European (ooh la la), explaining why it’s rather gauche to call a woman zaftig, and recapitulate why one must always capitulate to an offer of poitín. If you'd like to hear Susie and Gyles answer your etymological inquiries then you can get in touch at purple@somethinelse.com. A Somethin’ Else production. Susie’s Trio: Flarnecking- vulgarly flaunt something January- the month of Janus, the Roman God who presided over doors and new beginnings Rogitation- to ask the same question over and over again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/01/21·49m 34s

Words Of The Year 2020

Merry Christmas, a Festive Merrineum and a Happy New Year! It is the end of 2020; a year full of covidiots, royal viruses and quaranteenies. This week’s episode has everything you need to get you through to the New Year. We kick off with the bare facts and the naked truth about Christmas cracker jokes, Gyles then puts Susie through her paces with some tricksy word games you too can enjoy at home, before we round up our SRWP Words of the Year for 2020. So get your pen and paper at the ready as Susie demonstrates why donkeys are a lexicographer’s worst nightmare and we revel in the words that have made us tingle with linguosity this year. A Somethin’ Else production. If you want to get in touch with Susie and Gyles to ask any questions, you can get in touch at purple@somethinelse.com. In “unprecedented times” we at Something Rhymes With Purple are immensely grateful to you, our listeners, for the year we’ve had. As Gyles has already said an exuberant “cheers!” to you a thousand different ways, we’ll just leave you with... Susie’s Trio: Belgard- a loving look, an amorous glance. Linguosity- a pleasure in using words, perhaps a little bit too much! Beblubbed- having swollen eyes from too much crying “Don’t be so beblubbed, respair is round the corner.” Happy holidays! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/12/20·43m 59s

What the Dickens?

This week we are on an absolute rampage, alleviating boredom and staving off the Scrooge in the news as we acquaint ourselves with that master wordsmith, Charles Dickens. Gyles gives us a salacious biography and Susie demonstrates her aptitude for a career in talking books. Keep a tight grip on your podcatcher Butterfingers because we’ve got your number and promise book recommendations so perfect for a Christmas cloff, that it’s sure to give you the creeps… A Somethin’ Else production If you want to get in touch with Susie and Gyles to ask any questions, you can get in touch at purple@somethinelse.com. Susie's Trio: Scurryfunge- the mad dash around the house to tidy up just before visitors arrive. confelicity- joy in other peopls happiness. sockdolager- the final blow in an argument that settles the matter. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/12/20·46m 6s

Stuff

Get wrapped up in your cosiest cashmeres and grab a glass of velvety vino and if you haven’t cottoned on already, today we’re going to be discussing textiles and fabrics. Susie and Gyles will weave their way through our wardrobes discussing our silks to our satins. Through the world of fabric we’ll discover many things and lots of stuff as well as finding out what links taffetas and tabby cats, and why the best togas are always the most succinct. A Somethin’ Else production If you want to get in touch with Susie and Gyles to ask any questions, you can get in touch at purple@somethinelse.com. Susie’s Trio: Firefang - scorched Bilbo - sword of exceptional quality ‘-sby’ - suffix added to describe a person by their character trait. e.g. A rudesby is rude, an idlesby is idle, a sneaksby is sneaky. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/12/20·38m 37s

Libido

This episode may not be suitable for younger listeners. Parental discretion is advised. This week we’ll be boinking, bonking, and banging our way through baby-making and its associated lexicon. Whether you prefer to make the beast with two backs or shake off the sheets, we Purple People aren’t here to judge. Gyles tells a fun buddy story from the ‘60s and Susie serves a decisive judgement on why you’d rather be Aphrodite than Venus. We’ll also be dropping F-bombs, developing an aversion to crumpets and discussing why Missionary life wasn’t for everyone… A Somethin’ Else production. If you want to get in touch with Susie and Gyles it’s purple@somethinelse.com Susie’s Trio Thankworthy- worthy of thanks or gratitude, meritorious. Concupiscence- strong sexual desire; lust. Microlipet- someone who gets all worked up about trivial things. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/12/20·39m 49s

Treacle

Suffering from a festive cold or a flu? Susie and Gyles have some (questionable) remedies for you! Come delve into the wondrous (and often disgusting) world of potions and lotions on this week’s episode of Something Rhymes with Purple. Involving witchcraft, and Kings and Quacks, as we ‘gild the pill’ with the ‘hair of the dog’, all taken, of course, with a healthy ‘pinch of salt’. We’ll also weave a tarantella through some infamous incidents of poisonous foul-play which piques Gyles’ fascination and leads him to ponder some rather murderous logistics… A Somethin’ Else production. If you want to get in touch with Susie and Gyles it’s purple@somethinelse.com. Susie’s Trio: Snit - glowing part of candle wick after it’s blown out Snirtle - a suppressed laugh Roorback - false and damaging report circulated for political effect, usually about a candidate seeking an office. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/12/20·39m 30s

Whitehall 1212

This week, Susie and Gyles are reporting on the names and origins of London Town - of England, Europe, The World, The Universe. Come wind through the streets of Susie’s old hangout in Soho discovering its connection to battle cries and the history of germ theory, we’ll then take the Tube north to see how bishops and cottages birthed the names of some beautiful spots in North London. Gyles will then act as lead guide as he tours us through his past haunts in West London and South of the river where the lambs of Lambeth, the Warriors of Barnes and the chalk of Chelsea all are remembered to this day. This Black Friday (27th December) get 20% off Something Rhymes with Purple Merchandise. Go to purple.backstreetmerch.com and enter ‘Purple20’ at checkout. A Somethin’ Else production Susie and Gyles want to explore further afield, so send in your questions or discoveries of fascinating (and amusing) place names around the country and world for them to visit in their next episode on place names. You can get in touch at purple@somethinelse.com Susie’s Trio: Parvanimity - Being of an inferior or ignoble mind Sumph - a soft, stupid fellow Merry-go-down - a sip of strong ale. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/11/20·37m 13s

Black Friday Merch!

LIMITED OFFER: This week why not turn Black Friday Purple with a cheeky 20% off all merch on our website with the code PURPLE20. It’s not just Quality Street that’ll taste better in purple this year… head over to purple.backstreetmerch.com to peruse our delightful mugs and canvas shopping bags… the perfect stocking filler for the word nerd in your life…website: purple.backstreetmerch.com code: PURPLE20. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/20·1m 43s

Marchioness

Oh the Grand Old Duke of York, he had ten-thousand men… but was his son a Marquis or a Marquess? To find out, join us under the marquee as Gyles and Susie climb the etymological pecking order this week, giving lovers of Downtown Abbey a look at why a Butler serving breakfast might be cause for concern. Gyles has a hoity toity anecdote, and Susie demands justice for the hussy and the villain. But if an Earl can be churlish, can a Churl be... earlish? We want to hear from you! If you are a Bootboy with a bone to pick, a Beefeater with a bad reputation or generally have a bugbear about our understanding of aristocracy, write in and let us know: purple@somethinelse.com A Somethin’ Else production. Susie’s Trio: Pinchfart - A Miser, a person who hoards wealth and spends as little money as possible. Bafflegab - incomprehensible or pretentious verbiage, especially bureaucratic jargon, that confuses more than it clarifies. Kvelling - bursting with pride or satisfaction. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/11/20·35m 28s

Penne For Your thoughts

Little Strings, Little Tongues and Butterflies… what could Gyles and Susie pasta-bly be talking about?! In this episode we’ll be lobbing a bunch of pasta terms at the wall to see what sticks. We start by delving into ancient myths and legends to unearth pasta’s beginnings, Susie takes us on a trip to a brothel to serve up one of the most delicious spaghetti dishes of today, and Gyles shares his favourite pasta dish which comes with a little bit of apricity much to his delight. A Somethin’ Else production This week we want YOUR terms for ‘the feeling of disappointment when you go to have a sip of coffee only to find out it’s all gone’ (even though you were SURE there was some left)… get creative and let us know: purple@somethinelse.com Susie’s Trio: Paraph - The flourish on a signature Paralipsis - Drawing attention to something when pretending not to Elozable - amenable to flattery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/20·36m 44s

Beatification

This week we’re counting our blessings and saying our prayers as we take a look at the tales behind some of the patron saints and their language. From martyrs to miracles and from sanctity to sanctuary we unpick the blessed language of those who have been canonised. But if all that sounds a bit holier-than-thou, don’t worry because there’s still plenty of time to enjoy idio-repulsive belfies, tuck into a cannon of beef, and find out why you might not want to find yourself needing to pray to St Julian the Hospitaller. A Somethin’ Else production. Susie’s trio: Drachenfutter - a gift given to a partner in order to appease them Poronkusema - an old Finnish measurement based on the distance a reindeer can travel before needing a comfort break Lagom - (Swedish) just the right amount If you want to get in touch with us please do: purple@somethinelse.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/11/20·39m 8s

Sinister

If you’re easily grossed out then probably best to cover your ears for this one… in honour of the spookiest time of the year we’re digging around words with gruesome origins. From black books to black boxes, sarcasm to travel, and from loopholes to chivvying along, we uncover the often bloody backgrounds to these seemingly innocent terms. We also recoil at those everyday words that send a shiver down our spines, Susie has a trio of words to remember, and Gyles tells some particularly gruesome tales involving Chevy Chase, Rod Hull, and a terrifying woodwork teacher. A Somethin' Else production. Susie’s Trio: Witches’ knickers - a term for plastic bags stuck in the branches of a tree Abibliophobia - the fear of being without books Balatronic - pertaining to a clown or a buffoon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/20·45m 21s

Skiving

This week we’re heading back to school to discuss beaks, divs, rostrums, and to get to the bottom of why UK public schools don’t seem very open to the public. We discuss the benefits of an encyclopaedia education, why school is actually a leisure activity, and we debate whether it’s skiving, bunking, or playing hooky. Away from the classroom there’s lots of reminiscing about favourite school-related books and tv shows, and some rather grand claims to fame from both Enid Blyton and Jacqueline Wilson. As always, Susie sets her three-word homework for us and Gyles reveals some bizarre morning rituals from his own schooldays. A Somethin’ Else production Susie’s trio Poppinoddles - a Cumbrian term for a roly poly Nix - an instruction to stop talking because someone is coming Duck’s dive - another phrase for skimming stones. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/10/20·43m 4s

Snickerdoodle

P-p-p-p-p-ick up a podcast… and join us as we spill the tea (both figuratively and literally) and get busy dunking biscuits into our brew. From the Wagon Wheel to the Jammie Dodger, Susie and Gyles unpick the fascinating stories behind the names of our favourite twice-baked treats, as well as finding a little time to reveal their desert island biscuits… and quite how many they can eat in one sitting. There’s lots to digest as we learn about hobnobbing Italian Generals rubbing shoulders with flightless birds in a nice French town. And Susie reveals why she steers clear of candles on a first date… Later in the programme Gyles has a poem to get us through the darker days, Susie has her timely trio, and we get the chance to answer your myriad of questions including ones about jiffles and strops. A Somethin’ Else production. Susie’s trio: Bitching the pot - pouring the tea Gwick - to make a loud swallowing noise Omnistrain - the stress of trying to cope with everything in life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/10/20·44m 39s

Katzenjammer

According to the great philosophers Heraclitus and Gyles Brandreth, “change is the only constant”. After an absolute Katzenjammer of a week for Susie we focus on change of all kinds, from the shifting seasons to what defines the ‘new normal’. As we Fall into Autumn, we find out why sozzled cads are bonking less and, avoiding the treadmill, we pour a large cuddle-me-buff, to embrace the hygge and snudge our way through the dreich conditions. Elsewhere Gyles picks three of his favourite words from Susie’s new book for our weekly trio and a very special guest delivers a word perfect Wordsworth rendition in honour of National Poetry Day. A Somethin’ Else production. If you have a question for Gyles and Susie then email purple@somethinelse.com. Gyles’ Trio: Hibernacle - a winter retreat Zhuzh - to make more exciting or attractive; add a certain je ne sais quoi Perendinate - to put off until the day after tomorrow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/20·46m 58s

Introducing... The Fault Line: Bush, Blair and Iraq

Hi Something Rhymes With Purple fans, we've made a show we think you'll like.... On September 11th 2001, as he faced incalculable losses after the terrorist attacks that day, President George W Bush made a call to his greatest international ally: British Prime Minister Tony Blair. 18 months later, Bush and Blair led a coalition into a war that went horribly wrong. David Dimbleby, one of the BBC’s best known news hosts and reporters, takes us back to those crucial 18 months. Talking to prime ministers, politicians, spies and weapons inspectors he asks how and why we came to invade Iraq. And as we experience an era of lies and mistrust - did the events of 17 years ago set the stage for the world we live in now? This is a Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/10/20·5m 8s

Hot Beef!

“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question” Eugene Ionesco Hopefully he’s only half right… but this week we are entirely in your hands and answering your enlightening questions that have been coming into the inbox in recent weeks. In this correspondence special Susie and Gyles are tackling migraines with essential oils, finding out how chickens keep sneaking into phrases, and wondering who in the heavens was Betsy? Susie makes the ineffable effable and the whole thing 'pans out' to be pretty ‘decent’. Plus HOT BEEF will become your new favourite expression. A Somethin’ Else production Susie’s trio: Thermopot - a lover of hot drinks Pollicitation - an offer made but not yet accepted Lanspresado - the person who turns up in the pub having “accidentally” forgotten their wallet If you want to get in touch with Gyles and Susie then please email purple@somethinelse.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/09/20·39m 45s

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. A Somethin' Else production 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/09/20·37m 45s

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. A Somethin’ Else production Susie’s Trio: Dew snail - alternative name for a slug Uhtceare - anxiety just before dawn breaks Sloom - to gently sleep or lightly slumber If you want to put a question to Gyles and Susie then email purple@somethinelse.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/09/20·41m 40s

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. A Somethin’ Else production. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/09/20·36m 58s

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. A Somethin’ Else production. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/09/20·38m 50s

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! A Somethin’ Else production. Susie’s Trio: Bovarism - an unreal or romanticised perception of oneself Balatronic - characteristic of a buffoon Chawbacon - a country-dweller. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/08/20·46m 29s

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. A Somethin’ Else production. 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/08/20·37m 58s

Dwile Flonking

Cheers! This week we're looking for answers at the bottom of the glass as we drink in the history behind the fascinating names of the boozers of Britain. Like Chaucer's pilgrims we start at The Tabard before cantering through the rivalry between the Red Lion and the White Hart. We find a stowaway king inside the Royal Oak, a rather befuddled duck in Ambleside, and we wonder why Livery Companies always move in threes. Along the way there's time for Susie to get up on the bar and entertain us with her three words for the week and for Gyles to get soaked with Oliver Reed. A Somethin' Else production Please do get in touch via purple@somethinelse.com Susie's Trio: Vellichor - the smell of old books Umbriphilous - fond of the shade Bedinner - to give someone dinner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/08/20·39m 0s

The Milky Way

3..2..1..Get ready to launch into an episode that is out of this world as Susie and Gyles explore the language of outer space. Via the fast-flighted messenger Mercury to the saturnine tendencies of an overthrown Roman God, we explore how the planets came to be named and the legacy they have left within our everyday vocabularies. There’s just about time to stop off for a chocolate bar or two while Susie takes the opportunity to drop a celebrity name and Gyles discusses their compatibility… based entirely on their star signs… Susie’s Trio: Empleomania - Manic compulsion to hold public office at any cost Glump - To look solemn or glum Nibbling - Nephew/niece. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/08/20·39m 50s

Mildred

Doctor, Doctor, I’ve forgotten to listen to my favourite podcast! This week we delve into to the world of non-medical doctors… from Dr Johnson through to Dr Dolittle by way of Dr Frankenstein, we explore the fascinating world behind all those who have had that title bestowed upon them… for better or for worse! Along the way Gyles recounts meeting ALL those who have played Doctor Who and Susie reveals the murky world behind medical slang. As always Susie has three new words to introduce to your vocabulary, Gyles drops a name or two, and much laughter is to be had amongst the learning. A Somethin’ Else production. Susie's trio: Nuncheon - a drink taken at noon Fellowfeel - empathy Empurple - to make something purple. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/07/20·33m 39s

Humpty Dumpty

What do Humpty Dumpty, Contrary Mary, and Baa Baa Black Sheep all have in common? Well, you might think twice about reading them as bedtime stories, I’m afraid. This week, Gyles and Susie are delving into those centuries old Nursery Rhymes to uncover their - often sinister - meanings and possible origins. Expect ‘silver bells and cockleshells’ to sound less like gardening utensils and more like instruments of torture, and be prepared to have that image as Humpty Dumpty as an egg dispelled forever. If you would like to get in touch to share your favourite Nursery Rhymes with Susie and Gyles or debate any of the many origin stories linked with the Nursery Rhymes discussed today, please do get in touch at… purple@somethinelse.com A Somethin’ Else production. Susie’s Trio: Dispester - to get rid of a nuisance Fornale - to spend money before you have it Avidulous - somewhat greedy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/07/20·40m 27s

Literally...

This week we officially became the Best Entertainment Podcast of the year at the British Podcast Awards. Thank you so much to all the Purple People who listen… you make this show what it is and we couldn’t do it without you. But to provide some balance to all this happiness, this week we’re talking about those linguistic tics that really get on our wick. I mean, you know, you could care less, but we’ll give it 100%, so… As well as swapping their language bugbears, Susie offers us three words for the week, Gyles’ grandson has slipped us a couple of jokes, and we find out about Yul Brynner’s aversion to aftershave… A Somethin’ Else production. Susie’s trio: Salvo: an intentionally bad excuse Sequacious: prone to slavishly following the opinions of others Toe-cover: a present that is both useless and cheap. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/07/20·41m 3s

Horripilation

From elite sports to class systems, it’s a hairy episode this week as Glyes and Susie delve into the history of hair which prompts Gyles to spill all on his past life’s involvement with the Porn industry. Via the astronomical, tribal and in some cases very bloody history of hair, you’re in for some fascinating tales or should that be "(pig)tails"... We’ll also be hearing Susie’s trio of words for the week and Gyles sends us off with a powerful poem. If you would like to ask Gyles & Susie a question, get in touch at purple@somethinelse.com. A Somethin’ Else production. Susie’s trio: - Bobbins: rubbish or nonsense - Indread: secret inner dread - Inadvertist: someone who consistently fails to notice what is going on around them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/07/20·35m 50s

All That Jazz

"Music makes (Purple) people, come together." That’s not the only Madonna lyric that gets mistreated in this lyrical romp through the fascinating world of musical genres and phrases. We’ll be hip-hopping our way from the house (and garage) all the way to the discotheque to soak up the funk, with just enough time for Susie to channel her inner Wonder Mike and for Gyles to let his hips do the talking… We’ll also be going through the fabulous ‘mondegreens’ you’ve been mishearing, Susie has a brilliant trio, and we learn why you should never, ever let Gyles hold on to something valuable for you… Purple@somethinelse.com A Somethin’ Else production. Susie’s trio: Well-woulder - someone who wishes you success, so long as it’s not more success than they have Quobbled - to have wrinkly fingers Oxyphonia - excessive shrillness of voice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/06/20·34m 46s

Plings & Bangs!

Join Susie and Gyles as they venture back to pre-biblical times to uncover the history of punctuation marks. This week we’ll be diving into the drama of the comma whilst teasing out the moments when the semi-colon provides the perfect pause. We also unearth a confession from both Gyles and Susie about their - as of yet, unsuccessful - attempts to read James Joyce's Ulysses (hint: there's a sentence that contains 4391 words). We also get through lots of your brilliant emails and we want you to get in touch with any questions you may have, or any differing views on punctuation… purple@somethinelse.com. A Somethin’ Else production. Susie’s trio: Insordescent - growing in filthiness Misdelight - pleasure in something wrong Leese - to be a loser. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/06/20·45m 0s

Lethologica

Aghast that Gyles still thinks ‘YOLO’ is a new word, Susie talks us through the process of creating new words and, more importantly, how to get them into the dictionary.  Via oldies like ‘groupies’, ‘burtons’ and ‘velcro’ Susie discusses which words stick and passes judgment on whether new words like ‘Covidiot’ are here for the long haul.  She reminds us that you can’t campaign for a word to be added to the dictionary (as the Potato Council found to their disappointment)… but that won’t stop Gyles and his passion for the word ’snart’. We also go through your fascinating and mysterious nicknames for woodlice, Susie has her trio of wonderful words, and Gyles sends us off into the day with a lovely bit of Larkin. A Somethin’ Else production. Susie’s trio: Forplaint - exhausted from weeping Interdespise - to hate someone as much as they hate you Lectory - a place to read. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/06/20·43m 48s

Brand new merch!

Purple People! We are very excited to announce that we have some brand new Something Rhymes With Purple merchandise out now for you… especially if you’re in need of somewhere to store your Bellytimber… it’s a wonderful canvas shopping bag! The perfect accompaniment for a trip to the shops (when they reopen) or the ideal gift for that Purple Person in your life. The bags are available to purchase now from purple.backstreetmerch.com so get yours today! A Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/06/20·1m 47s

Edelweiss

Come into the garden Purple People as we take a look at the interesting histories behind the names of the plants blooming in the beds.  Find out why basil is royal, why you use more rock celery that you might think, and which common herb is the ‘dew of the sea’.  Also in this week’s bouquet are dragons, Spartan lovers and gladiators, plus we find out why the pansy is the thinking person’s flower.  We also get through lots of your brilliant emails and we want you to get in touch with your own names for Billy Bakers or Chuggy Pigs…  purple@somethinelse.com A Somethin' Else production. Susie’s trio: Upbigged - built up Hookem-snivy - fakery or deceit Percunctorily - lazily. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/06/20·39m 24s

Euphuism

Join us in our linguistic dystopia as we proles explore the language of George Orwell. We’ll be discussing newspeak and oldspeak, and attempting to double-think all under the watchful eye of Big Brother… hoping that we won’t get thrown into Room 101… somewhere Gyles has been before actually.  Elsewhere we’ll be dissecting Orwell’s six rules of writing, Gyles encourages Susie to write a novel, and we discover more about Orwell’s nom du plume, his moniker, his nickname if you will… As always, a trio of words from Susie to add to your collection, and Gyles struggles to talk with a mouth full of sausages… Susie’s Trio: Angel Visit - a catch up with a friend that’s all too rare Pseudologist - a liar Sunwake - the reflection of the sun on the surface of the sea A Somethin' Else production.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/06/20·37m 23s

Guttersnipes

Roll up, roll up! Read all about it! This week we're stalking the pavements of Fleet Street to get the scoop on the lingo from the world of journalism. We'll be finding out what links an urchin to a hedgehog, why you'd rather your basement wasn't spiked, and why a tabloid might be just the pill that you need. It's all part of the furniture. Also, through the smoke of the newsroom, Susie types up her weekly trio of words and Gyles delivers a fantastic poem about the joys of reclining... If you want to get in touch, please do, we're at purple@somethinelse.com. A Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/05/20·35m 44s

Filer à l'anglaise

This week we're speaking double Dutch, navigating a Mexican standoff, and playing Russian roulette as we investigate how different nationalities have embedded themselves into English. We'll be playing Chinese whispers, dreaming of Indian summers and hoping to receive a French kiss rather than one from Glasgow... Elsewhere Susie will be furnishing us with her weekly trio, Gyles reveals what Liz Hurley taught him about the female anatomy, and we'll be answering as many of your brilliant emails as possible. If you want to get in touch, please do, we're at purple@somethinelse.com A Somethin' Else production. Susie's trio: Ochlophobia - extreme or irrational fear of crowds Dentiloquy - talking through clenched teeth Tittle - the dot above the letter i or j. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/20·41m 2s

Yakamoz

This week it's all about spreading some joy as we go through words that bring us pleasure. We touch on some old favourites, words that describe joyous things, like halcyon, spindrift and sussuration, as well as words that satisfy in a different way like unprosperousness, or words that are just fun to say, like sausage. Alongside individual words Susie explains why she finds German to be a joyous language and Gyles describes a recent case of anticipointment as well as waxing lyrical about the humble Rolo chocolate. As always, we get through lots of your brilliant emails and questions, Susie has her trio of words and Gyles treats us to a poem about weight-loss written by one Gyles Brandreth. Susie's Trio: Pilgarlic - a bald-headed man Pinguescence - the process of becoming fat Illywhacker - a small-time confidence trickster A Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/05/20·38m 22s

John Doe

This week we're being a couple of Smart Alecs and Clever Dicks and we're exploring the world of names hidden in common phrases... and were they based on real people? Was there an original Joe Bloggs? Did he ever cross paths with John Doe? Why was Jack such a lad? Upon whom was Tom peeping? All whilst being 'on our tod' recording from separate locations. Gyles will be testing our general knowledge with some questions he picked up at a star-studded charity event and, as usual, Susie will be providing her trio of words to take with you into the week. A Somethin' Else production. If you would like to get in touch with us then please email: purple@somethinelse.com Susie's Trio: Clinophobia - a fear of lying down Paralipsis - giving emphasis by professing to say little or nothing at all ("I'm not even going to mention...") Skimble-Skamble - rambling and confused. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/05/20·40m 15s

Alcatraz

One in the hand, is worth two in the bush... This week Gyles and Susie dig into the surprisingly significant etymology of birds. From the unlucky albatross to the onomatopoeic cuckoo, find out what Professor Dumbledore has to do with bees and what parrots have to do with the Kama Sutra... Elsewhere, Susie has her trio of words for you to sprinkle into casual conversation this week and Gyles reads an original 20s poem you can wash your hands to.... A Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/04/20·35m 42s

By and large

This week we’re all at sea… in a good way! We’re plumbing the depths of the ocean, nailing our colours to the mast and, by and large, dipping our toe into the etymological waters of nautical terminology. Who was Davey Jones? We all know she sold sea shells on the sea shore… but who was she? What do pot-washers have to do with Captain Nemo? All will be revealed if you’re willing to take a dip… Away from the water, Gyles tells us of his virtual tea party with Twiggy, Susie has three words to slip into casual conversation, and there’s a very topical 20-second poem to wash your hands to. A Somethin’ Else production. If you want to get in touch please do: purple@somethinelse.com. Susie’s Trio: Resistentialism - seemingly spiteful behaviour manifested by inanimate objects Spindrift - the salty spray blown from the crests of a wave Quiddling - to focus on the small tasks in order to delay doing the bigger tasks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/04/20·42m 1s

When in Rome...

Sadly we’re not in Rome… Gyles is in London and Susie is in Oxford but we're still going on an etymological journey through the origins and quirks of some of our best-known proverbs. Will an apple a day really keep the doctor away? How can it be possible to have your cake and eat it too? Why was Lord Nelson the first person to turn a blind eye? And, just to butter you up, all the regular features are there too: we’ll be responding to your emails, Susie’s got a trio for you, and Gyles has a poetic pearl of wisdom to provide a boost to morale. If you want to get in touch it’s purple@somethinelse.com. A Somethin’ Else production. Susie’s Trio: Waff - (multiple meanings) a slight blow; a tiny touch of illness; a glimpse; a waft of perfume; a regal wave Widdendream - a state of confusion or disturbance Twitterlight - an old word for twilight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/04/20·37m 3s

Easter update

Happy Easter Weekend Purple People! Due to the UK Bank Holidays, this coming week's Something Rhymes With Purple will be released on Wednesday 15th April, and Susie & Gyles will be dissecting and discussing some very famous proverbs. To tide you over until then, here are a couple of rather timely word origins for you. We hope you are well and staying safe. Please do keep in touch with us via purple@somethinelse.com. A Somethin' Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/04/20·2m 32s

Cerulean

Hello Purple People! We hope you’re not feeling too blue, or marooned right now, but fear not Gyles and Susie are here to take you down another etymological rabbit hole to get you back into the pink. This week it’s all about colours! Why are the blues blue, envious eyes green, and a coward’s belly yellow? We’ll be donning our rose-tinted spectacles, avoiding white elephants and searching for the silver linings in all of this. Also, we’ll find out why a black sheep is a good thing in Italy… As always, Gyles has a poem for us to wash our hands to as well as a quotation to take into the week, and Susie will be dropping three more interesting words into our day-to-day vocabulary. Keep your questions and comments coming in: purple@somethinelse.com A Somethin’ Else production. Susie’s Trio: Shoulder-clapper - someone who is unnecessarily friendly an overfamiliar Blunkerkin - a general incompetent Respair - a return to hope or a recovery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/04/20·46m 2s

Umpteen

Hold the phone! Stop what you’re doing and dial in to a new Purple Podcast coming to you down the line. For obvious reasons Susie and Gyles can’t record together this week, but fear not, through the magic of technology they’re still able to chat and offer you their usual mix of interesting etymology and amusing anecdotes. As they’re on the blower, they’ll be delving into the world of the telephone and it’s successors/contenders. Why do we give someone a bell? How should you answer the phone? All will be revealed. Also, Gyles and Susie debate the origin of the phrase ‘cheerio’, they test their knowledge of the NATO alphabet and Susie reveals the connection between Morse code and ‘umpteen’. As well as his inspirational quotation, Gyles has another excellent 20s hand-washing poem for you to try, and Susie will be wowing us once again with her weekly trio. A Somethin’ Else production If you have a question for Susie and Gyles please email us purple@somethinelse.com. Susie’s Trio: Gowpen - two handfuls of something Pronk - a weak or slightly foolish person. (Also, a verb meaning ‘to leap in the air like a springbok) Tractatrix - someone who shampoos your hair. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/03/20·40m 47s

Best of SRWP

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: purple@somethinelse.com 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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/03/20·37m 51s

Boycott

Top o’ the morning to you and happy St Patrick’s Day! This week we’re filling up our whiskey glasses and surrounding ourselves with words of Irish origin. Donning our finest trousers and brogues they’ll be Irish phrases galore as we boycott the banshees and really dig the vocabulary of the Emerald Isle. As always, Susie will furnish us with her fantastic trio of interesting or underused words and Gyles offers advice on how to stay young… A Somethin’ Else production. If you have a question for Gyles and Susie then please email us on purple@somethinelse.com. Susie’s Trio: Half-pace - a small landing between two half flights in a staircase Riparian - relating to or situated on the banks of a river Imbroglio - a confused or complicated situation Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/03/20·36m 0s

Ceiliog

Have you ever given a second thought to where the brands we use every day got their names from? Well we have! And we’re here to share our findings with you. Staying very much ‘on brand’ we’ll be revealing the history behind PG Tips, the fantasy of Fanta, and how a sibling rivalry in Germany spawned two of the globe’s biggest sports brands. We’ll ‘play well’ with our Lego, unpack our IKEA, and find out how a Welsh harpist (may have) had a hand in one of our most recognisable breakfast brands. As always, Susie will be arming us with a trio of words to pepper into conversation this week and Gyles will be inspiring us all with how to avoid being miserable. A Somethin’ Else production. If you want to get in touch with Brand Purple please do: purple@somethinelse.com Susie’s Trio: Nikehedonia - the pleasure of the anticipation of success Xertz - the act of gulping something down quickly Jentacular - relating to breakfast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/03/20·36m 24s

Grockle

It’s time to delve into the inbox once again and dedicate a whole episode to answering your queries that come in each week. A massive thank you to all you Purple People for keeping us on our toes… if there’s something word-related that has been puzzling you then please do the same as Sammy, Dave, Cat, Rebecca and many more by emailing us at purple@somethinelse.com. They asked: where does the term ‘grockle’ come from? Why would someone be the ‘spitting image’ of another? All will be revealed as we hole up in ‘a/an hotel’ whilst telling ‘Jack Robinson’ to ‘sling his hook’… A Somethin’ Else Production. Susie’s Trio: Shackbaggerly - slovenly Causey-webs - a person who neglects his/her work to hang out on the street Whindling - putting on a voice to convince your boss you are ill Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/03/20·33m 13s

Namby-Pamby

What-ho Purple People! This week we’re ‘up to the eyebrows’ and having a good old ‘chortle’ at some of the words introduced to the English language by authors. Prepare to be ‘bedazzled’ by this ‘unputdownable’ episode where we’ll be looking into the inventions of PG Wodehouse, Lewis Carroll, Joseph Heller and many more, as well as hopefully avoiding falling into a ‘honeytrap’ or getting stuck in a ‘Catch-22’. Oh and we’ll reveal the origin of the word ‘podcast’ too. As always we’ll be answering the always fantastic emails you’ve been sending into us, Susie will expand our vocabulary with her weekly trio of words, and Gyles will leave us feeling inspired with his quotation of the week. Pip Pip! Susie’s trio: Shoulder-clapper: someone who is unnecessarily friendly and overfamiliar Ratiocinator: someone who reasons logically Dutch Feast: a party at which the host gets drunk before the guests A Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/02/20·29m 35s

Smuggins

This week we’re taking a little downtime and exploring the language behind some well-known hobbies and pastimes. Do you know your ‘aggie' from your ‘slag'? Your ‘taw' from your ‘duck'? Don’t worry, we haven’t lost our marbles but rather we’ll be playing with them. Plus we’ll be getting our binoculars out, having a little twitch, and attempting to finally 'grill' that ‘blocker'. And, if that wasn’t exhausting enough, we’re hitting the green to find out the meanings of ‘flub', ‘whiff', and ‘shank' on the golf course, hopefully avoiding an 'Arthur Scargill' and a 'fried egg' along the way… It’s tiring work taking it easy! As always Susie will be wowing us with her useful trio of words for the week, and we discover Gyles’ impressive history in the world of board games… and why his family might be responsible for the wild parakeets in West London… Susie’s trio: Shivviness - the feeling of discomfort when wearing new underwear Scuddling - to run with affected haste Razzle - to cook something until the outside of it burns, while the inside remains raw A Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/02/20·37m 10s

The Blind Leading The Blind

Rise and shine, Purple People! This week we're getting rather spiritual and delving into the majesty of the King James Bible, a book which, despite being written over 400-years ago still runs deep through our modern-day language and phraseology. So, at the risk of the "blind leading the blind", “rise and shine” and join us as we “go the extra mile”, hopefully arriving in the “land of nod” before we’re all “at our wit’s end”. We also go through some of your fantastic emails, Susie provides us with three useful words to take into your week and, as well as providing his weekly quote, Gyles reminisces about the times he’s spent in churches over the years. A Somethin’ Else production. Susie’s Trio: Cackletub - slang term for a church pulpit Gloppenment - a feeling of surprise or astonishment Tatterwallop - an untidy or slovenly person If you have a question for Gyles and Susie please email purple@somethinelse.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/02/20·25m 32s

Bizzies and Kirtles

You’re nicked! This week we’re playing Cops and Robbers and chasing down the origins of words and phrases on both sides of the law. Find out who gave us the terms Bobbies and Peelers, why you should respect an Onion, and what to do if you come across a Black Rat. On the other side of the cell door, on account of our kirtling, we’ll be rolling up the Veras, pouring ourselves a weak diesel and watching the custard, away from the watchful eye of the kangas… As always Susie will be giving us her handy trio of words and Gyles will be lifting our spirits with his quote for the week… as well as detailing the downsides of his new electric car. A Somethin’ Else production. Susie’s Trio: Grumbletonian - a person who is often discontented and taken to grumbling Cuddle-me-buff - beer Haplology - the omission of one occurrence of a sound or syllable which is repeated within a word If you have a question for Gyles and Susie please email purple@somethinelse.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/02/20·31m 48s

Macushla

Wotcha! Hi! Hello! How are you? Good to meet you! And how do you do my lovely bag puddings and flittermice? Welcome to this weeks' purple podcast... For the second of our live shows in front of a wonderful audience of Purple People we're talking about greetings, terms of endearment and, in the second half, affectionate terms for your meat-and-two-veg or your cupid's warehouse... (warning: explicit content!). Plus we take lots of questions from the lovely listeners in the room. A Somethin' Else production Susie's Trio: Slubberdegullian - a slob Rambunctious - boisterous Acnestis - the part of your back you can't reach to scratch If you have a question for Gyles and Susie please email purple@somethinelse.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/01/20·38m 37s

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

This week is our first ever show recorded in front of a LIVE audience. In front of a packed room of Purple People at the Islington Assembly Hall in London, Gyles and Susie discuss their love of words and their individual “word journeys”. Susie runs through some of her favourite etymologies like Buxom, Scurryfunge and Halcyon. Gyles reveals his New Year Resolutions and gives us a run down of the longest, shortest, most common and most liked words in the English language. As a real treat we get to answer the Purple People’s questions with them there in the room and, as always, Susie has her trio of words for you to take into the week. We also have an exciting announcement regarding your next tea break… get your very own Something Rhymes With Purple mug here: https://purple.backstreetmerch.com/ A Somethin’ Else production Susie’s Trio: Nudnik - a pestering, nagging, or irritating person; a bore Propinquity - the state of being close to someone or something Obabmbulate - to walk about or wander If you have a question for Gyles and Susie please email purple@somethinelse.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/01/20·38m 18s

We Have Our Own Merch!

Here at Something Rhymes With Purple we now have our very own mugs! Susie and Gyles are big fans, and you will be too! Pick up your very own Something Rhymes With Purple mug here: https://purple.backstreetmerch.com/ Happy drinking!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/01/20·1m 5s

Dexter

This week we’re playing the name game! Following on from our recent episode on surnames and nominative determinism, we’re now casting our eye over first names. What do they mean? What are their origins? Do they reflect your personality or does your personality change to suit your name? So whether you’re a Gyles, Dexter, George, Charity, Faith, or a Harper, join us in finding out what’s in a name… As usual we’ll be answering questions you’ve sent in via Twitter and email and Susie will be serving up her trio of words for the week. A Somethin’ Else production Susie’s trio: Ultracrepidarian - somebody who gives opinions on matters way above their knowledge Quidnunc - an inquisitive and gossipy person Kiddlywink - an old Cornish word for a pub or ale house If you’d like to get in touch with a question for Susie and Gyles for a future episode, mail purple@somethinelse.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/01/20·34m 48s

Leather-arse

Taxi!! This week we’re giving you a ride through the world of cabbie vernacular. We’re testing our Knowledge, taking you through the Oranges & Lemons right up to the Gasworks. But you better not be a Butter Boy taking advantage of this leather-arse who’s on a Churchill… A Somethin’ Else production Susie’s Trio: Beeking - to bask in the sun or the warmth of the fire Nurdle - the perfect swoosh of toothpaste on a toothpaste advert Dasypygal - having hairy buttocks If you’d like to get in touch with a question for Susie and Gyles for a future episode, email purple@somethinelse.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/01/20·28m 42s

Le Pétomane

It’s Christmaaaaaaaas! This week we’re vamping it up and delving into festive language, discovering the origins of Boxing Day, why a punch packs a punch, and why a partridge in a pear tree might not be the blessing it first seems. And to get you through the Christmas break Gyles has a few games up his sleeve… Happy Christmas one and all. A Somethin’ Else production. Susie’s trio: Gymnologise - to have an argument in the nude Eye-servant - someone who only works when the boss is looking Phrontistery - a place for contemplation If you’d like to get in touch with a question for Susie and Gyles for a future episode, email purple@somethinelse.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/12/19·39m 57s

Tawdry

This week we’re doing some last-minute shopping and trying not to act like a couple of bulls in a china shop. We’ll be discussing the various theories behind the origin of Black Friday, why a shop is called a shop, why a high street is high, and differentiating between haggling and bartering. We also be learning about the connection between counters and computers and the difference between a BOGOF and a BOBFOC. As always we’ll be answering some of your excellent emails and having some fun with puns in a new word game. A Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/12/19·31m 44s

Nipcheese

This week Gyles and Susie go tit for tat, giving as good as they get in hurling some creative insults at each other. From the Shakespearean to the sublime they relish in finding out the origins behind calling someone a ‘fopdoodle’, a ‘dandyprat’, and a ‘mugwump’. And, ahead of this week’s General Election, Susie revisits a couple of choice political insults for you to slip into any debates that might arise. A Somethin’ Else production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/12/19·30m 0s