The Horologicon

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101605766
Size: 16.54 MB
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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.

The Horologicon

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Icon Books
ISBN: 9781848314306
Size: 43.94 MB
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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.

The Horologicon

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425264378
Size: 12.22 MB
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A follow-up to the best-selling The Etymologiocon provides whimsical, archaic words describing the familiar feelings and activities of various times of day, from being "philogrobolized" first thing in the morning and "fudgelling" one's way ...

The Elements Of Eloquence

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698168097
Size: 36.59 MB
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In an age unhealthily obsessed with the power of substance, this is a book that highlights the importance of style.

The Etymologicon

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101611766
Size: 25.31 MB
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You’re about to find out… The Etymologicon (e-t?-‘mä-lä-ji-kän) is: *Witty (wi-te\): Full of clever humor *Erudite (er-?-dit): Showing knowledge *Ribald (ri-b?ld): Crude, offensive The Etymologicon is a completely unauthorized ...

The Elements Of Eloquence

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 1848316224
Size: 71.28 MB
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He also writes beautifully.' David Marsh, Guardian In an age unhealthily obsessed with substance, this is a book on the importance of pure style, from the bestselling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon.

A Christmas Cornucopia

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 024197755X
Size: 15.99 MB
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Luckily, like a gift from Santa himself, Mark Forsyth is here to unwrap this fundamentally funny gallimaufry of traditions and oddities, making it all finally make sense - in his wonderfully entertaining wordy way.

Wordbirds

Author: Liesl Schillinger
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476713502
Size: 54.74 MB
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Why birds, you may ask? Hadn’t you heard? The bird is the word. Now stop deliberotting and open this book!

Words On The Move

Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627794735
Size: 25.90 MB
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Words on the Move opens our eyes to the surprising backstories to the words and expressions we use every day. Did you know that silly once meant “blessed”? Or that ought was the original past tense of owe?

The Unknown Unknown

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
ISBN: 184831793X
Size: 22.35 MB
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Mark Forsyth – author of the Sunday Times Number One bestseller The Etymologicon – reveals in this essay, specially commissioned for Independent Booksellers Week, the most valuable thing about a really good bookshop.