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The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language - Mark Forsyth
The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781848314153 (1848314159)
Publisher: Icon Books
Pages no: 258
Edition language: English
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
4.0 the Horologicon
I absolutely love Mark Forsyth's books and this one was the last one I had of his to read. Its focus in on the lost words of the English language and he's broken it down into a parody, of sorts, of a book of hours. We start at 6 a.m. and learn about the words applicable to dawn and waking up, then...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
5.0 The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language
Excellent fun that I dipped in and out of until I finished, half the words I will never remember but it's interesting to know that they exist.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language
bookshelves: fradio, radio-4, winter-20122013, nonfiction, published-2012 Read from November 30 to December 08, 2012 BOTWThe Etymologicon was last year's surprise runaway bestseller. The author has now assembled The Horologicon, or book of hours, to delight his audience with a feast of words app...
Parrish Lantern's Casebook
Parrish Lantern's Casebook rated it
5.0 The Horologicon
Are you looking for that wonderful gift to present to the individual in your life who appears to have swallowed a lexicon with their mornings repast, and have you been a bit tardy in getting said article? Well fret not here is an awesome nay, Brobdingnagian offering that could easily engender feelin...
Bibliophilic Monologues
Bibliophilic Monologues rated it
5.0 The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language
The Horologicon is a delightful journey through an entire day populated by words that have meandered out of the every day English usage. Forsyth’s tone is cheeky, slightly irreverent and very, very engaging. It is funny because although this is what Louise Rosenblatt would term “efferent reading,” r...
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