Something Rhymes with Purple

Something Rhymes with Purple

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Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth invite you to enhance your vocabulary, uncover the hidden origins of language and share their love of words. A Somethin' Else production.


Oxtercog
Jun 24 • 28 min
A parliament of owls, a pride of lions, an odium of politicians. This week we’re talking about our favourite collective nouns. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Jirble
Jun 17 • 32 min
We’re quids in. This week: the language of money. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Fobly-Mobly
Jun 10 • 27 min
We’re talking local dialect this week. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Battology
Jun 3 • 30 min
What do nicotine, the hoover and the silhouette have in common? They’re all eponyms. These are words named after a person. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Eggcorns
May 27 • 26 min
This week we’re giving up the goat with slip ups. What happens when they eventually enter the language? A Somethin’ Else production. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Tartle
May 20 • 28 min
Mind the gap. This week we’re looking for words for the things, feelings and experiences we don’t yet have names for. A Somethin’ Else Production. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Matutolypea
May 13 • 31 min
This week we’re playing word games. A Somethin’ Else Production. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ugsome
May 6 • 35 min
The art of the euphemism. In other words: “the substitution of a mild, indirect or vague term for one considered to be harsh, offensive, embarrassing or distressing.” A Somethin’ Else Production. For information regarding your data privacy, visit…
Crambazzled
Apr 29 • 27 min
Jargon unites but it also excludes. Gyles is irritated by it. Susie loves it. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Gargalesis
Apr 22 • 30 min
How to master S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G. Why is it so difficult in the English language? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Lalochezia
Apr 15 • 29 min
Mind your language. This week we’re turning the air blue with a special episode all about swearing. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Scurryfunge
Apr 8 • 32 min
Verbal virtuosos Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth take on American English. Featuring the story of Gyles’s Great Great Great Grandfather, Noah Webster’s gift of making spelling easier and Trump’s covfefe kerfuffle. For information regarding your data…
Bang-a-bonk
Apr 1 • 32 min
Word nerds Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth explore the surprising origins of the English language. A Somethin’ Else Production. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Something Rhymes With Purple
Mar 19 • 1 min
Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth are here to increase your word power with a brand new podcast. Listen here to find out all about it. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy