Mark Forsyth

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Mark Forsyth is a writer, journalist and blogger. Every job he’s ever had, whether as a ghost-writer or proof-reader or copy-writer, has been to do with words. He started The Inky Fool blog in 2009 and now writes a post almost every day. The blog has received worldwide attention and enjoys an average of 4,000 hits per week.

Mr. Forsyth currently resides in London.

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The Etymologicon: A Circula...

4.21 avg rating — 6,415 ratings — published 2011 — 20 editions
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The Elements of Eloquence: ...

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A Short History of Drunkenness

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A Christmas Cornucopia

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The Servant: A Short Story

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Mark Forsyth's Gemel Edition

4.45 avg rating — 55 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Mark Forsyth’s Ternion Set

4.30 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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Is Your Fifteen Minutes Up?

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“Poetry is much more important than the truth, and, if you don't believe that, try using the two methods to get laid.”
Mark Forsyth, The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

“Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it was the sausage-maker who disposed of the body.”
Mark Forsyth, The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll through the Hidden Connections of the English Language

“Oxygen was called flammable air for a while, but it didn't catch on.”
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