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 

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
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