The Horologicon by Mark Forsyth audiobook

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

By Mark Forsyth
Read by Don Hagen

9780425264379

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781469090924

  • ISBN: 9781469059389

Runtime: 6.45 Hours
Category: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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 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.

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Author

Author Bio: Mark Forsyth

Author Bio: Mark Forsyth

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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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 6.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English