Saturday, April 18, 2015

P is for Phlyarologist

Here we are, already wrapping up another week of the A to Z Challenge.

Today's word is: PHLYAROLOGIST

One interesting fact about this word is that there's a bit of a disagreement online about what the word means.  One source shows it as meaning "one who talks nonsense."  Another claims that it means "one who studies nonsense."  In either case, whichever definition you go with, it's still an awesome word.

Reasons to know this word:
-Any time you're trying to study something that makes no sense to you, you can say you're a phlyarologist.
-You can take comfort in the fact that the act of speaking or studying nonsense is worthy of a fancy name.


  1. These are great words - the type I try to remember but seldom do

  2. This is the weekend before the last full week of A to Z. You’re amazing for staying with us this long. Thanks for your commitment. You’re almost there. This event only happens once a year, so rest up and get ready for the home stretch!

    Stephen Tremp
    A to Z Cohost
    P is for Paranormal Vs. Supernatural

  3. That is a cool word.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  4. This definitely sounds cool. If I get tired of saying I'm a dactylonomist by profession (yes, got that from here too), I could switch to this.

  5. Cool word, not sure I can pronounce it though!