Something Rhymes with Purple
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.
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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.
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