The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language [With CDROM]

Version: Unabridged
Author: Mark Forsyth
Narrator: Don Hagen
Genres: Language, Education
Publisher: Gildan Media
Published In: April 2014
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 30 minutes
Tell Your Friends:


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."

Author Details

Author Details

Forsyth, Mark

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.