Monday, July 02, 2007

Calling Collect

Just a little quiz. What do the following people do? You can try to recall them from memory or have a little fun looking for them.

For example, a philatelist collects stamps.

numismatist
deltiologist
oologist
arctophile
copoclephile
enigmatologist
hoplologist
digitabulist
phillumenist
rhykenologist
infunabulist

(I will try to post the answers in the comment section on Thursday for any that are not revealed before that time.)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where do you come up with this stuff - it's fantastic!!

See you sooner than you think :-)

Laurie

Marcy said...

Learn something new everyday!!

strem said...

Laurie: Can't wait! Can't wait! (Whenever it is, it'll be good to see you and catch up.)

jsarber said...

Huh. I did not know that when I was kid I was a philatelist. Neat.

strem said...

ANSWERS

The following people collect the following items. Example:
philatelist/stamps

numismatist/coins
deltiologist/postcards
oologist/bird eggs
arctophile/teddy bears
copoclephile/key rings
enigmatologist/puzzles
hoplologist/weaponry
digitabulist/thimbles
phillumenist/match boxes & covers
rhykenologist/woodworking tools and most commonly, wood planes
infunabulist/cigar bands

audreysnanny said...

When Josh was being home-schooled, we let him enroll in a course from one well-known university of which I can not remember.(old age). The course he signed up for was Philately. (Not sure of the spelling here.) The college professor who was responsibe for the class knew it was a 9th grader, and he was real good in working with Josh. He took the time to explain things on the papers that Josh had to send in with the course. He did not just put a grade on them, He would go into detail to explain things. I never knew that word, or knew there was so much to collecting, till Josh took that class.

strem said...

That course sounds great!!! And, the teacher sounds even better! I'll have to ask Josh if he still has a collection.