The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language (Hardback)
Short Description for The Horologicon The Horologicon - which means 'a book of things appropriate to each hour - follows a day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words.
- Published: 01 November 2012
- Format: Hardback 256 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781848314153 ISBN 10: 1848314159
- Sales rank: 4,390
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Full description for The Horologicon
BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK, READ BY HUGH DENNIS 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.