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    DescriptionWhat is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces? The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words. It's an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language, taking in monks and monkeys, film buffs and buffaloes, and explaining precisely what the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening. 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.


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    Title
    The Etymologicon and the Horologicon
    Subtitle
    A Shrinkwrapped Set of Mark Forsyth's First Two Brilliant Books on Language
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Forsyth
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 50 mm
    Weight: 736 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781848317116
    ISBN 10: 1848317115
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: LAN
    BIC subject category V2: CFF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009010
    DC23: 410
    Thema V1.0: CFF
    Publisher
    Icon Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Icon Books Ltd
    Publication date
    07 November 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Duxford
    Author Information
    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.