I should choose shorter words if I intend to continue titling my posts like this…
“Egad,” she said, realizing she was a day behind on the A to Z. This isn’t as alarming as the other day on facebook when she thought she made a mistake by placing her M post before N… because you know… that would be wrong. *ahem*
And so we have recovered to bring you:
This is reminiscent of our lovely word last week for K… Krukolibidinous. Remember the fun we had there?
…and to catch up with the rest of the world on today’s letter, we have a rather interesting one:
[präsəˈpägrəfē] – Noun
A description of a person’s social and family connections, career, etc., or a collection of such descriptions.
Per the amazing wikipedia: “Prosopographical research has the aim of learning about patterns of relationships and activities through the study of collective biography, and proceeds by collecting and analysing statistically relevant quantities of biographical data about a well-defined group of individuals. This makes it a valuable technique for studying many pre-modern societies. Prosopography is an increasingly important approach within historical research.”
This is such an interesting field of study. As an amateur genealogist myself, it is useful to understand how people functioned in their communities and families in order to track people down through the ages.
Last year’s words for O and P: