Foryth is the author of a book called The Etymologicon: A Circular Stroll Through the Hidden Connections of the English Language, which I am definitely going to add to my to-read list. (Hey, I used to read William Safire's On Language books for fun in high school - and I still get a kick out of Safire's title Let a Simile Be Your Umbrella. Get it?)
My love to all the geeky British men. Especially ones that defend the intelligence of librarians.