Описание: From the #1 international bestselling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon comes an education in the art of articulation, from the King James Bible to Katy Perry...
From classic poetry to pop lyrics, from Charles Dickens to Dolly Parton, even from Jesus to James Bond, Mark Forsyth explains the secrets that make a phrase--such as "O Captain My Captain " or "To be or not to be"--memorable. In his inimitably entertaining and wonderfully witty style, he takes apart famous phrases and shows how you too can write like Shakespeare or quip like Oscar Wilde. Whether you're aiming to achieve literary immortality or just hoping to deliver the perfect one-liner, The Elements of Eloquence proves that you don't need to have anything important to say--you simply need to say it well. In an age unhealthily obsessed with the power of substance, this is a book that highlights the importance of style.
Автор: Forsyth Mark Название: Christmas Cornucopia ISBN: 0241267730 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241267738 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1298 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The unpredictable origins and etymologies of our cracking Christmas customs For something that happens every year of our lives, we really don`t know much about Christmas. We don`t know that the date we celebrate was chosen by a madman, or that Christmas, etymologically speaking, means `Go away, Christ`. Nor do we know that Christmas was first celebrated in 243 AD on 28 March - and only moved to 25 December in 354 AD. We`re oblivious to the fact that the advent calendar was actually invented by a Munich housewife to stop her children pestering her for a Christmas countdown. And we would never have guessed that the invention of crackers was merely a way of popularizing sweet wrappers. 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.
Автор: Forsyth Mark Название: Etymologicon ISBN: 1848314531 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781848314535 Издательство: Faber Рейтинг: Цена: 989 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: What is the actual connection between disgruntled and gruntled? What links church organs to organised crime, California to the Caliphate, or brackets to codpieces? The Etymologicon springs from Mark Forsyth's Inky Fool blog on the strange connections between words. It's an occasionally ribald, frequently witty and unerringly erudite guided tour of the secret labyrinth that lurks beneath the English language, taking in monks and monkeys, film buffs and buffaloes, and explaining precisely what the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening.
Автор: Forsyth Mark Название: Horologicon ISBN: 1848315988 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781848315983 Издательство: Faber Рейтинг: Цена: 989 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: 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. Do you wake up feeling rough? Then you're philogrobolized. Pretending to work? That's fudgelling, which may lead to rizzling if you feel sleepy after lunch, though by dinner time you will have become a sparkling deipnosophist. From Mark Forsyth, author of the bestselling The Etymologicon, this is a book 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.
Автор: Forsyth Mark Название: Horologicon ISBN: 1848314159 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781848314153 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 1858 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Mark Forsyth`s bestselling day in the life of unusual, beautiful and forgotten English words, in paperback for the first time
Автор: Forsyth, Mark Название: A Short History of Drunkenness ISBN: 0241297680 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241297681 Издательство: Random House - Penguin Рейтинг: Цена: 1200 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Автор: Forsyth Mark Название: Horologicon ISBN: 0425264378 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780425264379 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1478 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: 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 #1 international bestseller, The Etymologicon, comes a book 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.
Описание: Do you know why... ...a mortgage is literally a death pledge? ...why guns have girls' names? ...why salt is related to soldier? You're about to find out... The Etymologicon (e-t?-'ma-la-ji-kan) 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 guide to the strange underpinnings of the English language. It explains: how you get from "gruntled" to "disgruntled"; why you are absolutely right to believe that your meager salary barely covers "money for salt"; how the biggest chain of coffee shops in the world (hint: Seattle) connects to whaling in Nantucket; and what precisely the Rolling Stones have to do with gardening.
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