The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language (Hardback)
  • The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language (Hardback)

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

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 01/11/2012
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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.

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781848314153
Number of pages: 272
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

'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
`A delightfully eccentric ... illuminating new book.' -- Daily Mail

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“A rich seam of words”

Forsyth's first book, The Etymologicon, was written with superb wit and prose and was a delight to read. I was expecting great things from this, and he has not disappointed.

This time the book is set over the... More

Hardback edition
3rd August 2013
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“The Horologicon”

Forsyth certainly does what he says with the superbly funny and entertaining jaunt over 24 hours of the lesser known words of the English language starting with the early morning Uht and expergefactors, working... More

Hardback edition
16th September 2013
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“The perfect gift for the word nerd in your life.”

Mark Forsyth manages to make what could be rather a dry topic - words that are no longer in use - fun and engaging. This witty wander through language, sectioned off into times of the day, is the perfect gift for the... More

Hardback edition
12th January 2013
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