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Something Rhymes with Purple

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Something Rhymes with Purple
Something Rhymes with Purple
Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

Love makes the world go round,

And so does etymology too!



Happy Valentines Day!



This week, Susie and Gyles explore the words of affection we used in our everyday vernacular... From darling, to cabbage(?!), to sweetie, to bae - we find out where these cutie-pie terms originate from. Also, Gyles tries to impress Susie this week with (what he thinks are) good chat up lines!



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Enjoy Susie’s Trio for the week: 



Explaterate: to talk continuously; to bluster.

Twirlblast: (19th-century southern US) whirlwind.

Groaning cake: cake provided for those waiting on a woman to give birth.



Gyles' poem this week was 'How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)' by Elizabeth Barrett Browning



How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height

My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight

For the ends of being and ideal grace.

I love thee to the level of every day’s

Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.

I love thee freely, as men strive for right.

I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.

I love thee with the passion put to use

In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.

I love thee with a love I seemed to lose

With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,

Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,

I shall but love thee better after death.



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