The book, a Sunday Times Number One bestseller, has been hugely popular and gathered accolades far and wide, including from Robert McCrum of the Observer who described it before Christmas last year as 'the stocking filler of the season', which it duly became.
Mark Forsyth (born 2 April 1977) is a writer whose work concerns the meaning and etymology of English words. He is the author of best-selling books The Etymologicon, The Horologicon, and The Elements of Eloquence, as well as being known for his blog The Inky Fool. All of Forsyth's works have been based around the meaning of words and more specifically, obscure and out-of-use words. His first two books were featured on BBC Radio 4's series Book of the Week.
view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. Mark Forsyth is a writer, journalist, proofreader, ghostwriter, and pedant. He was given a copy of the Oxford English Dictionary as a christening present and has never looked back. He is the creator of The Inky Fool, a blog about words, phrases, grammar, rhetoric, and prose. One of the best books I have read recently, hilariously informative. I got the audible version to go with it and the reader really manages to capture the dry wit of the author. This is a must for any lover of words.
The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. Publisher: Icon Books LtdReleased: Nov 3, 2011ISBN: 9781848313194Format: book. Kudos should go to Mark Forsyth, author of The Etymologico. learly a man who knows his onions, Mr Forsyth must have worked 19 to the dozen, spotting red herrings and unravelling inkhorn terms, to bestow this boo. work of the first water, to coin a phrase. The Etymologicon contains fascinating facts’.
Written by Mark Forsyth, narrated by Simon Shepherd. The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words.
The Etymologicon sprang from The Inky Fool, the blog about words which Forsyth began in 2009. It now has about 1,000 hits a day from followers as far afield as Tierra del Fuego. I often find myself getting carried away," he says of the blog. I write a post on one word or one bit of etymology and then go, oh, by the way it also relates to this, and this, and this because there's always another connection.
Narrated by: Simon Shepherd. Length: 6 hrs and 42 mins. A quirky, entertaining and thought-provoking tour of the unexpected connections between words, read by Simon Shepherd.
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