Mark Forsyth

The Horologicon: A Day’s Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language

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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.
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231 printed pages
Original publication
2012
Publication year
2012
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