The Horologicon

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425264378
Size: 52.59 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 Horologicon

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101605766
Size: 46.68 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: 12.41 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 Etymologicon

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425260798
Size: 78.71 MB
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Unauthorized guide to the underpinnings of the English language.

The Elements Of Eloquence

Author: Mark Forsyth
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781785781728
Size: 34.68 MB
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'An informative but highly entertaining journey through the figures of rhetoric ... Mark Forsyth wears his considerable knowledge lightly. He also writes beautifully.' David Marsh, Guardian

Word Origins And How We Know Them

Author: Anatoly Liberman
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0195387074
Size: 73.18 MB
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A guide to the science and process of etymology for the layperson explains how the origins and history of hundreds of words are determined, discussing such topics as folk etymology, changes of meaning in language history, borrowed words, ...

From Elvish To Klingon

Author: Michael Adams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192807099
Size: 52.57 MB
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This fascinating book takes invented languages and explores the origins, purpose, and usage of these curious artefacts of culture.

How English Became English

Author: Simon Horobin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198754272
Size: 12.66 MB
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"Simon Horobin investigates the evolution of the English language, examining how the language continues to adapt even today, as English continues to find new speakers and new uses.

Words On The Move

Author: John McWhorter
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 1627794735
Size: 12.42 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?