The Horologicon

Mark Forsyth

£8.99

Paperback

Non-Fiction

ISBN: 9781785781711

Description

A new cover look for all three of Mark Forsyth’s brilliant books on words and phrases, on the 5th anniversary of The Etymologicon’s publication.A ‘delightfully eccentric’ (Daily Mail) day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words.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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Weight 0.4 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 5 cm