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

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Paperback. Pub Date :1978-02-27 Pages: 272 Language: English 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 youre philogrobolized. Pretending to work Thats 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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Mark Forsyth is a writer, journalist, proofreader, ghostwriter, and pedant. He was given a copy of the Oxford English Dictionary as a christening present and has never looked back. Forsyth is the creator of The Inky Fool, a blog about words, phrases, grammar, rhetoric, and prose. He lives in the United Kingdom.

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'Reading The Horologicon in one sitting is very tempting' -- Roland White, Sunday Times 'A delightfully eccentric ... illuminating new book' -- Daily Mail 'Whether you are out on the pickaroon or ogo-pogoing for a bellibone, The Horologicon is a lexical lamppost' -- The Field

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