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    DescriptionDo you wake up feeling rough? Then you're "philogrobolized." Find yourself pretending to work? That's "fudgelling." And this could lead to "rizzling," if you feel sleepy after lunch. Though you are sure to become a sparkling "deipnosopbist "by dinner. Just don't get too "vinomadefied"; a drunk dinner companion is never appreciated. "The Horologicon" (or book of hours) contains the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to what hour of the day you might need them. From Mark Forsyth, the author of the #1 international bestseller, "The Etymologicon," comes 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 Horologicon
    Subtitle
    A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mark Forsyth
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 286
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780425264379
    ISBN 10: 0425264378
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24100
    B&T Approval Code: A21010000, A21795000
    DC22: 420.9
    DC21: 420.9
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: REF025000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: PE1075 .F63 2013
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Berkley Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    Berkley Publishing Group
    Publication date
    01 October 2013
    Author Information
    Mark Forsyth is a writer, journalist, proofreader, ghostwriter, and pedant. He was given a copy of the Oxford English Dictionary as a christening present and has never looked back. He is the creator of The Inky Fool, a blog about words, phrases, grammar, rhetoric, and prose. He lives in the UK.
    Review quote
    Praise for "Etymologicon" "The Facebook of books...Before you know it, you've been reading for an hour."--"The Chicago Tribune" "A breezy, amusing stroll through the uncommon histories of some common English words...Snack-food style blends with health-food substance for a most satisfying meal."--"Kirkus Reviews" "The stocking filler of the season...How else to describe a book that explains the connection between Dom Perignon and "Mein Kampf"."--Robert McCrum, "The Observer" "Crikey...this is addictive!"--"The Times" "Mark Forsyth is clearly a man who knows his onions."--"Daily Telegraph" "Delightful...Witty and erudite and stuffed with the kind of arcane information that nobody strictly needs to know, but which is a pleasure to learn nonetheless."--"The Independent" (UK) "Witty and well researched...Who wouldn't want to read about the derivation of the word 'gormless'? Or the relationship between the words 'buffalo' and 'buff'?"--"The Guardian "(UK)