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The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language

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The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language by Mark Forsyth

The Horologicon - Book Description

The Horologicon (or book of hours) gives you the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to the hour of the day when you really need them. Do you wake up feeling rough? Then you're philogrobolized. Pretending to work? That's fudgelling, which may lead to rizzling if you feel sleepy after lunch, though by dinner time you will have become a sparkling deipnosophist. From Mark Forsyth, author of the bestselling The Etymologicon, this is a book of weird words for familiar situations. From ante-jentacular to snudge by way of quafftide and wamblecropt, at last you can say, with utter accuracy, exactly what you mean.

The Horologicon - About the Author

Publication of The Etymologicon in late 2011 shot Mark Forsyth to huge acclaim, appearing on Channel 4, BBC 2 and countless Christmas bestseller lists. Follow Mark on Twitter @inkyfool

The Horologicon - Reviews

The new book from the author of the Sunday Times Number one bestseller The Etymologicon 'Reading The Horologicon in one sitting is very tempting' -- Roland White, Sunday Times '

A magical new book ... Forsyth unveils a selection of those obsolete, but oh-so-wonderful words' -- Daily Mail

'Whether you are out on the pickaroon or ogo-pogoing for a bellibone, The Horologicon is a lexical lamppost.' -- The Field

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Product Description

The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language by Mark Forsyth

The Horologicon - Book Description

The Horologicon (or book of hours) gives you the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to the hour of the day when you really need them. Do you wake up feeling rough? Then you're philogrobolized. Pretending to work? That's fudgelling, which may lead to rizzling if you feel sleepy after lunch, though by dinner time you will have become a sparkling deipnosophist. From Mark Forsyth, author of the bestselling The Etymologicon, this is a book of weird words for familiar situations. From ante-jentacular to snudge by way of quafftide and wamblecropt, at last you can say, with utter accuracy, exactly what you mean.

The Horologicon - About the Author

Publication of The Etymologicon in late 2011 shot Mark Forsyth to huge acclaim, appearing on Channel 4, BBC 2 and countless Christmas bestseller lists. Follow Mark on Twitter @inkyfool

The Horologicon - Reviews

The new book from the author of the Sunday Times Number one bestseller The Etymologicon 'Reading The Horologicon in one sitting is very tempting' -- Roland White, Sunday Times '

A magical new book ... Forsyth unveils a selection of those obsolete, but oh-so-wonderful words' -- Daily Mail

'Whether you are out on the pickaroon or ogo-pogoing for a bellibone, The Horologicon is a lexical lamppost.' -- The Field

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Additional Information
Book Genre Biography, Non Fiction, Society, Travel
Book Format Unabridged
Binding Hardback
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Number of pages 288
ISBN 9781848313071
Date of Publication 3 Nov 2011
Media Type Book
Key Benefits
  • Entertaining and informative guide to the etymology of unusual English words
  • For the linguist the book covers expressions that will enhance understanding of both popular European and obscure languages
  • A must for all philologists
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