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Something Rhymes with Purple
Susie Dent and Gyles Brandreth invite you to enhance your vocabulary, uncover the hidden origins of language and share their love of words. A Somethin' Else production. To get your beautiful SRWP mug go to
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 1,257 ratings
Wonderful words
Thank you for this informative and fun podcast. I only wish I could remember all those fascinating new words!
Fletcher3161 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/22/20
My favourite podcast! Listening in Vancouver BC! ♥️
Ashanti hayes via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 01/20/20
A breath of fresh air!
As a self-confessed wordie and teacher of English as a foreign language this programme makes me laugh, makes me think and gives me valuable material to make lessons more interesting. A must-listen for any word nerds. I am binge listening to every programme and can’t get enough of it! via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/20/20
Recent Episodes
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...
Published 01/21/20
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: Happy drinking! For information regarding your data privacy, visit...
Published 01/20/20
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...
Published 01/14/20
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