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

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

by Mark Forsyth

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The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt through the Lost Words of the English Language by Mark Forsyth

Do you wake up feeling rough? Then you’re philogrobolized.

Find yourself pretending to work? That’s fudgelling.

And this could lead to rizzling, if you feel sleepy after lunch. Though you are sure to become a sparkling deipnosopbist by dinner. Just don’t get too vinomadefied; a drunk dinner companion is never appreciated.


The Horologicon (or book of hours) contains the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to what hour of the day you might need them. From Mark Forsyth, the author of the #1 international bestseller, The Etymologicon, comes 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101605769
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 963,349
File size: 613 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

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. He is the creator of The Inky Fool, a blog about words, phrases, grammar, rhetoric, and prose. He lives in the UK.

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