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

Author(s): Mark Forsyth


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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Publication of The Etymologicon in late 2011 shot Mark Forsyth to huge acclaim, appearing on Channel 4, BBC 2 and countless Christmas bestseller lists. Follow Mark on Twitter.

General Fields

  • : 9781848314153
  • : Icon Books Ltd
  • : Icon Books Ltd
  • : June 2012
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 15mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Mark Forsyth
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 420.14
  • : 256
  • : ill