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

Languages with Grant & CutlerLinguistics Publisher: Icon Books Ltd Publication Date: 01/11/2012 ISBN-13: 9781848314153  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Mark Forsyth is a blogger and author whose books have made him one of the UK's best-known commentators on words. His book The Etymologicon was a Sunday Times Number One bestseller and was followed by the similarly successful The Horologicon. Follow Mark on Twitter @inkyfool.

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