The Horologicon

Reviewed By  Janet Mawdesley       December 5, 2012



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horo1In his journey through many, many dictionaries Mark Forsyth has gathered together an enormous collection of words which are simply fascinating in their sounds as well as their meanings.  In order to present these in a setting which will not only re-introduce them into modern language but do complete justice to their meaning he has created, in his words “a day’s jaunt through the lost words of the English language.”

Enjoy this one in the spirit it is intended; somewhat tongue-in-cheek and great for a chuckle at least once or more every day. Read more on the lost words on English in Humour.