The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language (Hardback)
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Short Description for The Horologicon Mark Forsyth's bestselling day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words, in paperback for the first time
- Published: 01 November 2012
- Format: Hardback 272 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781848314153 ISBN 10: 1848314159
- Sales rank: 5,051
Full description for The Horologicon
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.