Wednesday 6 June 2012


The OED is sometimes delightfully laconic. Take this entry:

Nemophilous (rare) Fond of frequenting woods.

Well, I'm a nemophilous fellow and I'm heading to the countryside, where I intend to be nemorivagant for a few days (that is, I'm going to wander around the woods). I shall imbosk. This may mean a brief break in blogging, or it may not. I'm not sure. But I'm off.

The reason, incidentally, for my imbosking is that I've just finished the first draft of The Horologicon, which is my book of strange and wonderful words that will come out in November.

Home, sweet home.


  1. You know what, I LOVE words that come out in November. My favourite month.

  2. Looking forward to The Horologicon. Enjoy your break and I hope the rain eases.

  3. New Kid on the Block7 June 2012 at 15:54

    I strongly object to your de-blogging but since it is for a higher cause… looking forward to reading your diamonds in the future! :-)

    Wish you a lot of success!!