A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language
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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What Reviewers Are Saying
'Reading The Horologicon in one sitting is very tempting' -- Roland White, Sunday Times `A magical new book ... Forsyth unveils a selection of those obsolete, but oh-so-wonderful words' -- Daily Mail 'Whether you are out on the pickaroon or ogo-pogoing for a bellibone, The Horologicon is a lexical lamppost' -- The Field `A delightfully eccentric ... illuminating new book.' -- Daily Mail