[PDF / Epub] ★ The Horologicon ✪ Mark Forsyth – Thomashillier.co.uk

The Horologicon 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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10 thoughts on “The Horologicon

  1. says:

    Mr Forsyth does it again If you liked theEtymologicon , or you re just the kind of person who likes tons of out of use or foreign words for everyday things, liberally sprinkled with dry British wit and jokes about being drunk or going to the toilet, then this is the book for you.Whereas the Etymologicon was a roundabout trip through a sequence of words, each one linking to the next This is the Horologicon the book of hours Each chapter is dedicated to an hour in the life of the mythical, i Mr Forsyth does it again If you liked theEtymologicon , or you re just the kind of person who likes tons of out of use or foreign words for everyday things, liberally sprinkled with dry...


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    Author, Mark Forsyth, warns readers against consuming The Horologicon A Day s Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language start to finish, cautioning thatIf you do, Hell itself will hold no horrors for you, and neither the author nor his parent company will accept liability for any suicides, gun rampages or crazed nudity that may resultHowever, given that the words are organized by hour of the day hence the title , as opposed to alphabetically, this should be taken with a grain o Author, Mark Forsyth, warns readers against consuming The Horologicon A Day s Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language start to finish, cautioning thatIf you do, Hell itself will hold no horrors for you, and neither the author nor his parent company will accept liability for any suicides, gun rampages or crazed nudity that may resultHowever, given that the words are organized by hour of the day hence the title , as opposed to alphabetically, this should be taken with a grain of saltI read it through, and I m fine ish I love words learning about them, using them, reading them and, though this wasn t my favorite volume of lexicographic delight, there are some real gems in there Since I m short on time, I ll just give you three terms that I hope to see hear resurrected withi...


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    I went against Forsyth s suggestion and read this front to back, so the only hour I was reading at the appointed time was midnight, when I finished it I don t care that it s a newspaper endorsed bestseller because the culture sections are heavily opinionated in the Guardian the report about the new out of town wing of the Louvre said it was a mistake and I don t read them I also can t be arsed to review it using obscure words because I m going to bed soon and it s gimmicky.That s the ungimmi I went against Forsyth s suggestion and read this front to back, so the only hour I was reading at the appointed time was midnight, when I finished it I don t care that it s a newspaper endorsed bestseller because the culture sections are heavily opinionated in the Guardian the report about the new out of town wing of the Louvre said it was a mistake and I don t read them I also can t be arsed to review it using obscure words because I m going to bed soon and it s gimmicky.That s the ungimmicky thing with Forsyth though instead of compiling words and making a book too painstaking to bother with, he comes up with nice themes that are only loosely related to the subject Obscure words are obsolete given time, so the theme here is times of day I can t remember all the words, maybe two or three, but ther...


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    Too many of the words, imo, are jargon still in use by medical and other professionals but I imagine that s my impression, and the actual count reveals only a few.I do know that too many never were known, and are too long to have ever been in common use I was hoping forwords simply archaic, and not truly lost And many of the lost words are synonyms for better words we have now.That being said Scuddle to run with a kind of affected haste or precipitation Fisk to run about hastily Too many of the words, imo, are jargon still in use by medical and other professionals but I imagine that s my impression, and the actual count reveals only a few.I do know that too many never were known, and are too long to have ever been in common use I was hoping forwords simply archaic, and not truly lost And many of the lost words are synonyms for better words we have now.That being said Scuddle to run with a kind of affected haste or precipitation Fisk to run about ha...


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    Mark Forsyth has given us several entertaining books about words, reading, drunkenness, and turning a phrase He s a committed fan of dictionaries and this book digs deeply into wonderful words, going even beyond the Oxford English Dictionary into old studies of dialects and specialized books on jargon used in some professions.It s the type of book that might best be taken in small bites to le...


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    I love Forsyth s other books, but this one didn t quite hit the mark for me It felt like it was trying too hard The last third of the book is definitely the most entertaining, and it did introduce me to the term wonderwench , which is now the only form of address that I will respond to, so it was ...


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    Here is a book subtitled A Day s Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language apapery child of the Inky Fool blog 2009In 2016, this is a book which might well be thought to be looking for a selling point in 2016 The author emphatically and unsurprisingly recommends a carefully considered reading of his book of weird words for unusual situati...


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    I loved this author s other language book, The Etymologicon, so once I heard about this one I knew I had to read it This is a different sort of book though and doesn t quite hit the mark The previous book, as the title suggests, is about the origins behind words, a topic I find fascinating I like to know why we use words the way we do and how they evolved to current standards This book though is less about origins, though some are included, andabout obscure and forgotten words for vari I loved this author s other language ...


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    Drawn largely from the author s The Inky Fool blog, Horologicon explores the varied terminology English speakers have used the last several hundred years to describe the events and things around them The book s title refers to the ancient practice of carrying a book of the hours with prayers and readings appropriate for reflect throughout the day.Revealing some of the unique and humorous terms would spoiled the fun, besides most of us wouldn t know how to pronounce many of the words Yule h Drawn largely from the author s The Inky Fool blog, Horologicon explores the varied terminology English speakers have used the last several hundred years to describe the events and things around them The book s title refers to the ancient practice of carrying a book of the hours with prayers and readings appropriate for reflect throughout the day.Revealing some of the unique and humorous terms would spoiled the fun, besides most of us wouldn t know how to pronounc...


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