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The Horologican Audiobook

The Horologican: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language

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Publisher's Summary

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 number-one international best seller The Etymologicon comes an audiobook 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.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2013 Mark Forsyth (P)2014 Gildan Media LLC

What the Critics Say

"A breezy, amusing stroll through the uncommon histories of some common English words… Snack-food style blends with health-food substance for a most satisfying meal." (Kirkus Reviews)

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    knabstr 05-11-16
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    What did you love best about The Horologican?

    Like his other books, Forsyth's layers fact with fun. The narrator delivers everything in a brilliant 'matter of fact' fashion which makes the comedic elements even more enjoyable.

    For me Forsyth is a MUST LISTEN!

    In order of preference I would rate The Horologicon 3rd/last out of his other 3 audiobooks, but that is not a knock against this volume. Happy listening!


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    E. Khanine 10-21-15
    E. Khanine 10-21-15 Member Since 2013

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    "excellent book, loved it"

    great book and excellent narration. if you love words and their etymology this is it.

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    JPoirx 08-23-16
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    "If only there were words to describe Mark Forsyth"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Horologican to be better than the print version?

    I think WhisperSync would be great for this so you can see and hear the words for better retention.


    Would you recommend The Horologican to your friends? Why or why not?

    My friends aren't interested in these topics but if I found anyone who was I'd definitely bring Mark Forsyth and his books into the conversation.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Unlike his book on entomology I did need a break from this one but only once. Still a great listen.


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