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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


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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.


 

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